Kano Government Arrests Imam For Holding Juma’at Prayer Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Kano State Government have arrested the Imam of Gwammaja Mosque for holding Juma’at prayer inspite of a lockdown order issued to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Kano State government ordered a total lockdown in the state for seven days after four cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, starting from Thursday 16th April.
The Imam defied the lockdown order and reportedly held Friday congregational prayer at the mosque.
Reacting to the development, Governor Ganduje’s media aide identified as Salihu Yakasai confirmed the arrest.
He tweeted;
The Imam of Gwammaja Mosque that performed Friday Prayers tday in Kano despite the lockdown order has been arrested. The lockdown was with the full blessings of all the Imams in the State from the different islamic sects. The only way to enforce social distancing is lockdown.

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