The Osun State government has on Tuesday shut down the Inisha Town Central Mosque in Odo-Otin Local Government Area of the State indefinitely.
The government also banned any central congregation at the Mosque for Eid prayers.
According to a statement signed by the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Abdullah Binuyo, the order followed the inabilityof the Muslim Community in the town to peacefully instal a new Imam for the mosque.
“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. Already the Mosque has recorded the death of two Imams in quick succession.
“Security operatives have been deployed to the town to enforce the closure and ban on Eid Prayers.
“This directive will be in place until reconciliatory process towards amicable resolution is concluded.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola
“Members of the public are advised to be guided by this directive.” The statement read.