Adamawa lockdown: Pandemonium as Muslim worshippers defy govt

April 3, 2020
46 Views

<!– –>

File Photo: The worshippers who attacked government officials in Lagos

The Adamawa Police Command has confirmed a clash between some Muslim worshippers and the COVID-19 Joint Task Force at Damilu area in Yola North Local Government Area of the state.

DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Spokesperson of the command, confirmed the development, said the elements defied government lockdown order and arrived Damilu Mosque to observe Friday congregation.

“We are on patrol to monitor the lockdown order compliance when we received a distress call that there was suspected unrest around Damilu Juma’at Mosque.

“So, we rushed to the scene and on getting there, we met some youths shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, causing panic and scaring people.

“We try to find out what is happening and we learned that the Imam of the Mosque told the congregation to disperse because there won’t be Juma’at prayer.

“So we were able to contain the situation and no one was injured or arrested,” Nguroje said.

However, an eye witness, Mr Haruna Bello, said the incident occurred at about 2 p.m when the Muslim faithful were observing Friday congregation.

Bello said they were observing the prayer when heavily armed security operatives stormed the Mosque and dispersed them.

“The security shot into the air to scare us and we all ran for cover, ” Bello said.

He claimed that many worshippers sustained injuries.

You may be interested

News

Corruption, insecurity, greatest threat to Nigeria’s unity ~ Obi

admin - January 19, 2021

<!-- Corruption, insecurity, greatest threat to Nigeria’s unity ~ Obi – ElombahNews HomePoliticsCorruption, insecurity, greatest threat to Nigeria’s unity ~…

FG completes 13-storey NDDC HQ in Rivers after 25yrs [photos]
News
News

FG completes 13-storey NDDC HQ in Rivers after 25yrs [photos]

admin - January 19, 2021

<!-- FG completes 13-storey NDDC HQ in Rivers after 25yrs [photos] – ElombahNews HomeEconomyFG completes 13-storey NDDC HQ in Rivers…

COSEYL hails Abia governor for commissioning four roads
News
News

COSEYL hails Abia governor for commissioning four roads

admin - January 19, 2021

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), has lauded Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu of Abia State for the construction…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.