People Killed in Violence in Northern Nigeria

People Killed in Violence in Northern Nigeria

Even though he said he was not certain about the number of those killed as a result of the mayhem as they are still trying to save the lives of people, but he commended the efforts of the security agencies in curtailing the crisis from escalating.

A total of 55 people were killed in communal clashes in the northwestern Nigerian state of Kaduna, local media reported citing police.

A similar incident had occurred in February when Christian and Muslim youth in the community fought following the alleged abduction and conversion of some Christian girls.

Fifty-five people were killed in northern Nigeria this week after clashes between young Christians and Muslims, officials confirmed Saturday. "It is with immediate effect", he said.

The violence followed a dispute in a market on Thursday, the presidency added. He pledged his government's commitment to peace and progress. On the contrary, reliance on violence leads to ultimate self-destruction.

He appealed to community leaders to take part in regular dialogue to prevent misunderstandings and foster a spirit of tolerance and patience.

Kaduna state government on Sunday declared 24 hours curfew on Kaduna metropolis and environs to forestall breakdown of law and order within the metropolis.

NAN reports that Kasuwan Magani witnessed a major violence that left many dead while houses and shops were destroyed, early this year.

The state police commissioner said 22 people were arrested after the unrest.



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