Nigeria’s Kaduna state: 55 passed after quarrel during market

Kasuwan Magani in Kaduna state, Nigeria

Sectarian assault sparked by a squabble during a marketplace has left 55 people passed in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a quarrel between dumpcart porters in a city of Kasuwan Magani.

The state military commissioner pronounced 22 people were arrested after a unrest.

Authorities also imposed a round-the-clock curfew in a town. Nigeria mostly sees outbreaks of narrow-minded violence.

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Official presidential orator Garba Shehu tweeted that Mr Buhari found a country’s visit use of assault in such disputes “worrisome”.

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Without peace between opposite groups, “our bland businesses would be unfit to achieve,” a boss said.

He called on village leaders to inspire toleration and stop such conflict before it could rise into violence.