The emir of Azare in Bauchi State reportedly directed his Dogaris (palace guards), to publicly flog an Imam, who held prayers in mosque with more than 10 people, violating the social distancing directive.
According to reports, the Imam conducted a jam-packed mosque prayers, leading to the emir directing that he should be canned publicly, to serve as a scape goat to others.
The Imam was given more than 15 lashes, before the palace guard was ordered to stop.
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