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    Coronavirus: Irate youths in Katsina overpowers Police officers, burn the station after they were prevented from observing Friday prayers

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    A mob of irate youths in Kusada town in Katsina State stormed a Police station and set it ablaze after the officers attached to the station stopped them from observing their Friday March 27th Jumat prayers.

    The state government on March 25th, announced a ban on social gatherings including religious gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

    Acting on this directive, the police officers dispersed youths in the town who were gathered in a mosque to pray. Their leader was also arrested for defying the orders of the state.

    Angered that the police prevented them from observing their prayers, the rampaging youths, yesterday, March 28, stormed the police station, overpowered the police officers and destroyed every property in sight.

    Reacting to the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, said 90 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack.

    Katsina has not yet reported any case of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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