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”.
According to a President, “No enlightenment and sacrament support a negligence for a sanctification of life,” adding that “peaceful coexistence is required for a swell of any multitude and a wellbeing.”
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) October 20, 2018
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.