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COVID-19: Muslim Youth Burn Police Station for Stopping Friday Prayer


Some angry youths today, in Kusada, Katsina state burnt down a police station alongside two motorcycles, seven cars and a generator, The Nation reports.

The Katsina state government announced a ban on social gatherings, which included religious gathering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state, on March 25th.

Acting on this directive, the police officers dispersed youths in the town who were gathered in a mosque to pray. Their leader was also arrested for defying the orders of the state.

Angered that the police prevented them from observing their prayers, the rampaging youths today March 28, stormed the police station, overpowered the police officers and destroyed every property in sight.

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