Kaduna Violence: Police Confirm 11 Dead, 15 Injured
The police command in Kaduna has officially confirmed at least 7 people dead and 15 others injured.
The was a case of violence which occurred in Kasuwan magani community of Kajuru local government area.
The police say order was disrupted when Christian and Muslim youth clashed over the alleged faith conversion of a girl.
One of the resident of the area, Danladi Bako explained that an attempt by Christian and Muslim youth to stop their girls from dating and converting to other religions may be the major cause of the violence.
Rosaline Onasanya, whose drinks depot was burnt, spoke to Bounce News.
"It started last week Wednesday, a group of people, complained that some Hausa men had impregnated their children. Yesterday when we came to open our shops, I saw that they (Hausa youth) had burnt it down.
"When I lost my job at PHCN, I opened this depot, with the little money I had. I met my shop burnt, I could not pick anything again".
She began to cry, as she spoke.
Properties worth millions of Naira including vehicles were said to be been destroyed by the rioting youth.
The Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Murkhtar Aliyu confirmed the incident.
"Peace has been restored to the trouble area, details of the violence is being gathered and will be made available as soon as it is readily available but I can assure you that peace has been restored to the area."
Meanwhile, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has directed the prosecution of all persons responsible for the mayhem.
According to the governor's spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan in a statement issued in Kaduna, the government expressed its sympathy to the victims and their families.
Aruwan, also confirmed that the government directed the State Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials an take an inventory of the damage done.
In a new update, the Police Public Relation Officer in the state, ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, said about 10 suspects have also been arrested.
According to the state Commissioner of police CP Austin Iwar, 11 persons were buried last night (Monday) while one of those who sustained injuries died this morning (Tuesday).
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