Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
BLOODBATH: 55 killed in Kaduna

By Muhammad Sabiu, Kaduna on 20/10/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,600

•Scene of the communal clash. Photo: Channels TV.
•Scene of the communal clash. Photo: Channels TV.

At least 55 persons have been killed during a communal clash at a market in Kasuwa Magani village in Kaduna State.

The state governor, Mr Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the figure to reporters on Friday when he visited the scene of the incident.

“Many people have been killed. According to what the police have briefed me so far, 55 corpses have been recovered; some burned beyond recognition,” said the governor who condemned the clash in strong terms.

He added, “Many of the victims are just visitors from outside to the market here in Kasuwa Magani and this will not continue.”

The clash, which left several others injured, broke out on Thursday after some youths attacked the market in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

The incident was said to have snowballed into a crisis between two youth groups of different religion.

“It cannot continue, we are going to deal decisively with anyone involved in this,” Governor El-Rufai stated.

He disclosed that the state government has imposed a curfew in the area, while the security agencies were already making efforts to restore calm in the village.

The governor added that he had instructed relevant authorities to ensure that the culprits were arrested and brought to justice.

“This country belongs to all of us; this state belongs to all of us. No one is going to chase anyone away. So, you must learn to live with everyone in peace and justice,” he stated.

“What is happening here is totally unacceptable and I have charged the security agencies and the authorities here – local and traditional to ensure that everyone connected with this, whether as a participant, instigator, or even watching while it is going on, is apprehended and prosecuted.”

Governor El-Rufai was accompanied to the community by top government officials, traditional leaders and heads of security agencies in the state.

He assured the residents that the government would act in the interest of peace and harmony by prosecuting those responsible for the violence.

Kasuwan Magani, a community that is about 31 kilometres away from the state capital, had over the years been in the news for similar incidents.

In February 2018, several shops, vehicles and other valuables were destroyed during a clash between youths of different religions. (Channels TV)



Source Ne ws Express

Posted 20/10/2018 02:32:41 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
‘Buhari soon to reshuffle cabinet’

KESHI DROPS YOBO from Super Eagles

Auditor’s Report: NASS to sanction erring MDAs

Tension in Adamawa over demolition of shops ahead...

Boko Haram: Troops on clearance operations nab ex-police...

Katsina Govt. to recruit 54 Medical Consultants, 600...

Teachers, pupils celebrate as UNESCO World Book Capital...

Bitcoin worth more than gold in US for...

Police arraigns man for stealing motor batteries

Outrage over N.5 million church burial levy, commercialisation...

Anambra teachers hail Obiano over improved welfare package...

Buhari inaugurates ICPC Board, swears in Bolaji Owasanoye...

 

Latest News Presidency: Buhari’s victory will be shortlived – Saraki Gunmen kill 10 in Benue community 2 policemen kill NSCDC personnel Groups demand 50 pct of NNPC vacancies for PTI graduates No plan to increase VAT by 50 per cent: FIRS PDP holds emergency NEC Meeting over supplementary polls Atiku meets Southern and Middle Belt Elders Forum, seeks support to beat Buhari at Election Petition Tribunal FEC approves N27.4bn for victims of flood, conflict and insecurity 47 parties challenge Ihedioha’s election as Imo Governor INEC under pressure to influence supplementary poll — Benue youths •Launch protest PDP, Wike call for conclusion of elections in Rivers and Bauchi Police foil robbery attempt in Lagos, kill two

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (460,672 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (410,299 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (346,197 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (297,127 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (261,444 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (236,394 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (222,501 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (204,217 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (192,536 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (177,041 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (176,852 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (175,699 views)

 

NLNG call for entries

CBN banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (81) Business & Economy (4,094) Business Verdict (60) Columnists (1,007) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (596) Features (725) Global Business Monitor (327) ICT Monitor (23) International (3,199) Interview (174) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (153) Maggie's Blog (189) News (44,064) Opinion (1,204) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,283) Religion (960) Sports (1,924) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera