Osun shuts Inisa Town Central Mosque, bars Eid prayers

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Gov. Gboyega Oyetola: shuts Inisa Central Mosque
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola: shuts Inisa Central Mosque

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Osun State Government has shut down the Inisa Town Central Mosque in Odo-Otin Local Government Council Area indefinitely.

The decision was made known in a statement signed by Prince Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor on Tuesday in Osogbo.

According to the statement, the mosque was closed following the inability of the Muslim community of the town to peacefully install a new Imam.

The statement also directed that any central congregation at the mosque for Eid prayers has also been banned.

“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,” Binuyo said in the statement.

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

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

The state government also advised members of the public to be guided by this directive as security operatives have been deployed to the town to enforce the closure and ban on Eid prayers.

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