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12 Persons Killed, Several Houses Burnt In Kaduna Communal Clash




Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai (File Photo)

Up to 12 persons have been confirmed dead and several houses burnt in Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This is as a result of the bloody clash between the Christian and Muslim youths of the local government.

Naija News understands the scene in the area is littered with burnt houses, razed shops and hotels as well as vandalized and burnt cars and motorcycles.

The burial of 11 persons was confirmed by the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, who paid an unscheduled visit to the scene of the violence yesterday in company of other security chiefs.

He said: “I can confirm to you that 11 persons were buried last night (Monday) while one of those who sustained injuries died this morning (Tuesday).

“We have arrested some suspects and dangerous weapons, including petrol bombs, recovered.

“About two weeks ago, there were skirmishes of unrest in the area and we equally made some arrests. We did not know or envisaged that there was a ground design and plans to carry out attack. Those suspects arrested before now have been charged to court.

“But, I want to assure the people here and the public that, we will not leave any stone unturned to unravel the remote course of the violence, which has left some persons dead and properties destroyed.

“Our call to all the parties is to sheath their swords and embrace peace because as it stands, all parties in the crisis are loosers.”

As earlier reported by Naija News, the Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has urged residents of the area to embrace peace while calling on security operatives to curb the crises and bring perpetrators to book.

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