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Osun Govt Shuts Central Mosque Over Unresolved Crisis



File Photo: A mosque

Osun State Government on Tuesday shut down Inisha Central Mosque, Inisha, Odo-Otin Local Government Area of the state as part of efforts to restore peace in the mosque.

The government also banned any central congregation at the Mosque for Eid prayers.

The state government made the announcement in a statement singed by Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, and made available to CityMirrorNews in Osogbo, Osun state capital.

This, according to the statement follows the inability of the Muslim Community of the town to peacefully install a new Imam for the mosque.

The Mosque was shut indefinitely.

“Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, as part of efforts to ensure security of lives and properties in that axis of the State, directed that the Central Mosque be shut indefinitely to forestall further religious or communal crisis.

“Already the Mosque has recorded the death of two Imams in quick succession.

“Security operatives have been deployed to the town to enforce the closure and ban on Eid Prayers

“This directive will be in place until reconciliatory process towards amicable resolution is concluded.

“Members of the public are advised to be guided by this directive.”

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