The Lagos State Taskforce agent for COVID-19, assigned by the State Government to monitor and enforce compliance against mass gatherings exceeding 25 people.
They were being attacked by some Muslim worshippers at the Agege Central Mosque on Tuesday.
The General Manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) and leader of the Taskforce, Dr Dolapo Fasawe condemned the attack and described it as barbaric act saying “our people are out to protect the residents of the State and yet they were all being attacked by illiterate citizens for doing their jobs”.
Its was made know to all that the State Government will not hesitate to fight violators to serve as a deterrent to others.
Adding that it was obvious because the gathering did not comply with the directive of the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on public gathering and social distancing.
The Taskforce team COVID-19, comprising of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Lagos Safety Commission and the Rapid Response Squad, saw the Muslim faithful observing their evening prayer (Solatul Eshai) in a large congregation which is against the rule of the state presently, contrary to the directive on total lockdown to limit the spread of the deadly virus COVID-19 pandemic in the State.