Muslim faithful attack lockdown enforcement team in Lagos


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The Lagos State Government has said that a team enforcing the ongoing lockdown in the state was attacked on Tuesday.

Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a series of tweets on Thursday.

He disclosed that the incident occurred in the Agege area of the state.

Akosile tweeted, “The Lagos State COVID-19 Taskforce, mandated by the State Government to monitor and enforce compliance against public gatherings exceeding 25 people, was on Tuesday attacked by some Muslim worshippers at the Agege Central Mosque.

“The General Manager, LASEPA and leader of the Taskforce, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe condemned the attack and described it as barbaric and uncalled for, saying “our people are out to protect the residents of the State and yet were attacked for doing their jobs”.

She stated that the State Government will not hesitate to sanction violators to serve as a deterrent to others, adding that it was obvious the gathering did not comply with the directive of Gov. @jidesanwoolu on public gathering and social distancing.

“According to her, Taskforce team COVID-19, comprising of LASEPA LSC and RRS, saw the Muslim faithful observing their evening prayer (Solatul Eshai) in a large congregation, contrary to the directive on total lockdown to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.

“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.”

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