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PHOTOS: Friday prayers suspended at mosques across Lagos, Abuja

Mansur Ibrahim

As part of measures to check the spread of coronavirus, major mosques across the country did not hold Juma’t service on Friday.

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) had earlier directed Muslim faithful to comply with instructions from the government and health authorities.

The Ansar ud deen Society of Nigeria also suspended mosque activities involving Friday congregational prayers.

The governments of Lagos and Ogun banned gatherings of more than 50 people.

TheCable went round to check compliance with the directive on large gatherings.

Below are photos.

Alausa Secretariat Central Mosque shut

Activities on hold at Lekki Central Mosque

Doors shut at University of Ibadan mosque

No one spotted at University of Ibadan mosque

Empty ablution centre at UI mosque

Central Mosque, Abuja

Onilekere mosque, Ikeja. Lagos

Few worshippers observing prayer inside

Less activities at Agege Central Mosque

A crowd at the gate of Markaz Salam as the doors were shut due to the restriction

Jumat service observed at Police barracks mosque, Ikeja, despite the restriction

Few worshippers spotted at prominent Ansar-Ud-Deen mosque, Abuja

Empty ablution centre at Ansar-Ud-Deen mosque

No Jumat service observed here but few worshippers made their way inside to observe regular prayer

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