Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Over 50 People Killed in Communal Clashes in Nigeria

Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market 55 People Killed in Violence in Northern Nigeria
Deanna Wagner | 21 October, 2018, 21:26

"A number of people were also killed".

Fifty-five people were killed in northern Nigeria this week after clashes between young Christians and Muslims, officials confirmed Saturday. The violence was temporarily halted by police but Adara youth later mobilised and attacked Hausa residents, burning homes, the sources added.

Earlier on Sunday, there was tension in Kaduna metropolis following the rumour of reprisal of the violence in Kasuwar Magani area of the state on Friday.

Moshood said the police will carry out twenty four hours surveillance and patrol, stop and search and continuous raids of identified criminal hideouts and black spots.

Before you know it pandemonium broke out and Thursday was the market day.

"Violence can not be an alternative to peace".

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

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a similar crisis in February left more than 10 people dead and hundreds of shops and residences burnt.

Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, in a telephone interview, said the clashes between two communities in the Kasuwan Magani area of southern Kaduna had led to 22 arrests.

The Kaduna State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kasuwan Magani, a semi-urban settlement in Kajuru Local Government Area.

A total of 65 people alleged to have been involved in the February crisis were arraigned in court but the case is still pending.