Kaduna State Government on Saturday said it arrested two Islamic clerics for conducting Friday congregational prayers
COVID-19: Kaduna to prosecute clerics for flouting government orders
By our correspondent
Kaduna State Government on Saturday said it arrested two Islamic clerics for conducting Friday congregational prayers in two communities of Kaduna North Local Government Area.
The clerics violated the curfew imposed on the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the state government said.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this at a press conference on Saturday.
He named the clerics as Malam Aminu Umar Usman from Malali area and Malam Umar Shangel, from Unguwan Kanawa.
Aruwan while stressed that those who seek to defy the directives stand the risk of arrest and prosecution, he warned that security agencies will enforce government orders and uphold the 24-hour curfew until further notice.