According to today’s report, the Osun state government announced the indefinite shut down of the Inisa Town Central Mosque in the Odo-Otin Local Government Council Area.
This decision was taken because of the inability of the Muslim community of the town to peacefully install a new Imam for the mosque.
The decision was contained in a public service announcement which was signed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prince Abdullah Adeyanju Binuyo, and also made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Osogbo and was directed that any central congregation at the mosque for Eid prayers has also been banned.
Following the announcement, “Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, as part of efforts to ensure the security of lives and properties in that axis of the State, directed that the Central Mosque be shut indefinitely to forestall the further religious or communal crisis.
“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.
However, the state government also advised members of the general 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.