IRATE youths have gone on the rampage and burnt down a police station in the town on Kusada in Katsina State after they were prevented from holding weekly Friday Jumat prayers as part of the lockdown to combat coronavirus.
In the main, Nigeria has been spared the worst effects of the global pandemic as the country has only recorded 65 affected people with just one death. However, the government has taken several measures to prevent its spread, including the shutting of all Nigeria’s five international airports, closing the country’s borders and receiving medical equipment from Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.
As part of the measures to combat the spread of the virus, the Nigerian government has asked churches and mosques to shut down. In line with this directive the police in Kusada banned the weekly prayers but the move did not go down well with the youth, who proceeded to attack the police station, burning it down along with seven cars, two motorcycles and a generator.
It is believed that one person died in the mayhem and the authorities have since imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the town. Arrests have also been made by the police, although it is not yet clear how many of the miscreants are in custody.