Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew on community

Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market

Following these incidents, Kaduna state government declared 24 hours curfew to douse tension and maintain law and order. The clash was said to have started about 6p.m.

A similar crisis in February left at least 10 people dead and hundreds of homes and businesses burnt.

However, locals said the violence broke out when a Muslim mob allegedly beat up a Christian youth on suspicion of stealing from a Muslim shop. The allegedly attacked those beating the suspected thief.

"The whole thing turned to a religious fight between Muslims and Christians".

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kaduna State Government had on Friday imposed a 24 hours curfew on Kasuwar Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area following the violence. They started using risky weapons to attack each other and setting houses ablaze.


The spokesman said that some prominent personalities kidnapped during the violence have also been rescued and reunited with their families. "Security personnel have been deployed and the situation is under control".

A terse statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan said the curfew is with immediate effect.

Past year troops and additional police officers were deployed to Southern Kaduna in response to an outbreak of violence.

He said that the force would carry out a 24 hours surveillance and patrol, stop and search, continuous raid of identified criminal hideouts and black spots.

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