Former Vice President cancels birthday dinner over Kano blast

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Atiku turned 68 on November 25 but said that he could
not celebrate in good conscience while the nation was
in mourning.

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has cancelled a
scheduled event organized to celebrate his 68 birthday
in solidarity with the victims of the November 28
explosions » which occurred at the Central Mosque in
Kano State .
Atiku turned 68 on November 25 » but said that he
could not celebrate in good conscience while the nation
was in mourning.
According to a post on his Facebook page, the former
VP said:
“There will be many more years to celebrate birthdays,
but tonight is a very sad and sober one for Nigeria. It’s
best we just pray at home. I would appeal to all who
are able, to send donations in cash and kind to the
victims of the bomb blast and Internally Displaced
Persons in the North East.”
Prayers were reportedly offered for the victims of the
attack at the venue of the event after which Atiku took
his leave.
The Kano explosion, which occurred while Muslim
faithful were gathering at the mosque for Jumaat
prayers, is believed to have claimed over 100 lives. »

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