Kaduna State Government has arrested two clerics for conducting Friday Jummat prayers in two communities of Kaduna North local government area, in violation of the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who stated this at a press conference on Saturday, named the culprits as Malam Aminu Umar Usman and Malam Umar Shangel, from Malali and Unguwan Kanawa respectively.
Aruwan said that their conduct violated government directive as well as advice given by leaders of faith, adding that the clerics would be charged to court.
Aruwan said that government expects compliance of residents with the government on curfew imposed in the entire state on Friday.
Aruwan, reaffirmed that ‘’security agencies will enforce government orders and uphold the 24 hour curfew, until further notice. Those who seek to defy the directives stand the risk of arrest and prosecution.’’
He added that it would be better to bear the regrettable curfew than to face devastating harms of the Coronavirus.
“It should be clear that the inconveniences associated with the preventive measures, while regretted, are nothing compared to the suffering and deaths that coronavirus will cause if it is allowed to get here and spread,’’ Aruwan said.