Police confirm 55 persons dead in Kaduna communal clash

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

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

A source who pleaded for anonymity said Maize thieves were caught in the market, and that argument ensued over whether the thieves were Hausa Fulani Muslim or Christians Adara youths.

Several people were feared killed while scores of others were injured when Muslims and Christians clashed yesterday at Kasuwan Magani community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

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 cause of the crisis could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

He also advised the residents of the area to remain calm and embrace peace as the state government and local government are trying their best to bring development to the area.

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Personnel of the force have also confirmed the arrest of over twenty suspects.

The witness said two people died in the latest attack, while many others were wounded.

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.

The Police said it is concerned over the attack and killings of Fifty-Five people, and the disturbance of peace in Kasuwar Magani on the 18th of October, 2018.

Kaduna state officials told the AFP news agency a round-the-clock curfew had been imposed in Kasuwan Magani, the site of the violence.

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