Kaduna mosque attack leaves behind 61 orphans

Gov Uba Sani of Kaduna State.
Gov Uba Sani of Kaduna State.
Kaduna mosque attack leaves behind 61 orphans

In a heart-wrenching incident, the Kaduna Mosque attack, which unfolded on a fateful Friday night, has left a devastating mark on the community.

The attack, orchestrated by bandits on motorcycles, resulted in the loss of several lives.

Among the victims, four individuals, who were pillars of their families, have tragically left behind a staggering total of 61 orphans and widows.

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Profiles of the victims

Ya’u Ibrahim – A farmer and businessman, Ya’u Ibrahim, was a beloved figure in his community. He was a devoted family man, leaving behind 20 children and two wives. His untimely demise has left his family grappling with the immense void he leaves behind.

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Malam Isiaka – The Joint Task Force (JTF) commander, Malam Isiaka, was believed to be the primary target of the bandits. In the wake of the attack, he has left behind 17 children and three wives. His dedication to his duty was only matched by his devotion to his family.

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Yunusa Nuhu – Another victim of this harrowing attack, Yunusa Nuhu, was a cherished member of his village. He leaves behind 14 children and two wives. His tragic loss has left his family in deep sorrow and financial uncertainty.

Malam Adamu – Malam Adamu, hailing from Gidan Maidara, was another victim who met an untimely end. His family now grapples with the loss of their breadwinner, as he leaves behind 10 children who depended on him for their livelihood.

Mustapha Sale – Among the victims, Mustapha Sale, a 25-year-old man, was the only one without a wife. Tragically, he was preparing for his wedding, and his family had already made introductions for the marriage. The joyous occasion turned into a painful memory for his family.

Community Response

Malam Dan Asabe Saya-saya, a respected community leader, expressed his deep concern over the incident. He described it as “very worrisome” and emphasized that the victims were all from the same village. However, four of them were killed in nearby villages, leaving a trail of shattered families with 61 orphans and widows in total.

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Mustapha Sale stood out as the only victim without a family to provide for. His family’s preparations for his upcoming wedding, already in motion with introductions made, came to a tragic halt due to the unfortunate attack. Mustapha’s dreams were cut short, leaving his family grieving not only his loss but also the lost promise of a new beginning.

Urgent Need for Assistance

The families of the victims, particularly the women and children left behind, are now facing an uncertain future. The sudden loss of their breadwinners has plunged them into financial distress and emotional turmoil. It is imperative for the community and concerned individuals to come forward and offer support to these families during this challenging time.

The Kaduna Mosque attack has left an indelible mark on the affected families, with 61 orphans and widows struggling to cope with their loss. As the community comes to terms with this tragedy, it is crucial for individuals, organizations, and the government to step up and provide assistance to these grieving families.

By extending a helping hand, we can help these shattered lives begin the process of healing and rebuilding.


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