Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

One killed as Kaduna Govt. imposes curfew on Kasuwan Magani community

One killed as Kaduna Govt. imposes curfew on Kasuwan Magani community

At least 55 people were confirmed killed in the Kasuwar Magani violence that had a religious undertone.

"A number of people were also killed". The violence was temporarily halted by police but Adara youth later mobilised and attacked Hausa residents, burning homes, the sources added.

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.

The incident reportedly resulted from a disagreement over where traders were to be off-loading their wares for sales during the Thursday market day.

The president expressed concern that Nigerians were too frequently resorting to violence over misunderstandings that could be resolved peacefully. He pledged his government's commitment to peace and progress.

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Without harmony between different groups, "our everyday businesses would be impossible to achieve", the president said. On the contrary, reliance on violence leads to ultimate self-destruction. "Embracing peace is a necessity", he said.

The State Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdur-Rahman disclosed at a recent press conference that 22 suspects have been arrested in connection with the mayhem.

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

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

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