Council for Islamic Affairs warns Imams in Rivers state to desist from holding Jumat prayers

COVID-19 Rivers State

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Rivers State Chapter has called on the new state Commissioner of Police Joseph Mukan, to arrest and prosecute any Imam or leader holding  Jumat prayers in the state during this COVID-19 period.

The Public Relations Officer of the Council, Ibrahim Anselemi made this known to news correspondents, in Port Harcourt yesterday. He said despite the ban on religious activities by the state government, some Imams are still holding Jumat prayers in the state. He called on such  Imams to desist from the act.

Anselemi stated that those partaking in the prayers are at risk of contracting COVID-19, while also endangering the lives of those around them.

He further appealed to Muslims in the state to observe and break their fast in their homes during the holy months of Ramadan and stay clear of the mosques these period.

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