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Coronavirus: Kano govt arrests Imam for holding Juma’at prayers

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Coronavirus: Kano govt arrests Imam for holding Juma’at prayers

The Imam of Gwammaja Mosque has been arrested by the Kano State government for holding Juma’at prayer, in spite of a lockdown order in the state.

The Imam on Friday held congregational prayer at the mosque despite a spike in cases of COVID-19 in Kano state.

Governor Umar Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Yakasai confirmed the arrest on his Twitter page.

His post read: “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 through a lockdown.”

Kano state on Friday confirmed six new cases of Coronavirus.

As of Saturday, there are 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kano.

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