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Kano government arrests Imam over Juma’at prayer amid Coronavirus lockdown

The Kano State police command has arrested the Imam of Gwammaja Mosque for holding Juma’at prayer, in spite of a lockdown order issued over the Coronavirus.

The Imam defied the lockdown order and reportedly held Friday congregational prayer at the mosque.

Governor Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Yakasai confirmed the arrest and tweeted;

“The Imam of Gwammaja Mosque that performed Friday Prayers today 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.

It would be recalled that the Kano State government had ordered a total lockdown in the state for seven days after four cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, starting from Thursday 16th April.

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