Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

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

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

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.

Kaduna State Commissioner of Police Ahmad Abdur-Rahman on Saturday said that the Thursday killings in the Kasuwan Magani area followed a clash between two communities, which he did not name.

Authorities in Nigeria have deployed special police forces to northern Kaduna and declared a 24-hour curfew in the state's capital following communal violence that killed dozens of people.

The governor said security agents have been directed to escort travellers passing through Kaduna to the outskirts of the town so as not to impeded the journey.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has held an emergency security meeting with heads of security agencies in Kaduna state to review the security situation in the state. "It is with immediate effect", Mr Aruwan wrote on his Facebook page, yesterday.

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Many residents of Kaduna metropolis on Sunday rushed indoors as irate youth burnt old tyres along Katsina road, Ibrahim Taiwo road, Lagos Street and Ahmadu Bello Way.

The IGP, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said 22 persons found to have been directly involved in the mayhem were also in police custody.

Meanwhile, travellers who intend travelling through Kaduna have been advised by the Nigeria police to consider taking alternative routes.

Idris, who condemned the latest killings in the state, disclosed that the police have made significant in-roads in the investigation into the incident that claimed over 55 lives.

While condemning the violence and level of destruction caused by the Kasuwan Magani crisis and the Sunday stampede, the governor said those found to be behind the violence would be persecuted in order to serve as deterrent to others.

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