See pictures of 300 Muslims gather for prayer at Agege Central Mosque despite Lagos lockdown

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See pictures of 300 Muslims gather for prayer at Agege Central Mosque despite Lagos lockdown

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Reports have surfaced of 300 Muslims observing their prayers at the Agege Central Mosque Lagos State despite the lockdown measures put in place by the Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

The incident involving the Muslims at the mosque was addressed by Dr. Dolapo Fasawe who is the General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and leader of the Taskforce.

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Dr. Fasawe revealed that her and the Lagos State COVID-19, taskforce team which involves LASEPA and the Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad witnessed the situation.

Speaking on the incident she said, “However, a drama ensued when some of the Muslim youths sighted the team and became aggressive, unruly and started to attack the team. Others in the mosque, numbering about 300 rushed out chanting ALLAHU AKBAR and joined them in the attack by throwing stones at the vehicles. All entreaties to talk to the Imam failed as the youth were persistent. But the Police escort rose to the occasion by curbing further attacks and ensuring the safety of the team.”

“The team has visited several places of worship and have been able to enlighten them and advocate the social distancing approach in all gatherings. But in this instance, the mosque was filled to capacity. The essence of social distancing is to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. The people are endangering their lives and those of their neighbours.”

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