Five Killed, Several Injured as Christian, Muslim Youths Clash in Kaduna Over Girlfriend

No fewer than seven persons were killed and 15 others severely injured following the violence that broke out in Kasuwa Magani village in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Spokesman for the State Police Command Mr Aliyu Mukhtar, who confirmed the figure this on Monday, said several houses were destroyed during the crisis.
A clash was said to have erupted on Monday between Christian and Muslim youths in Kasuwa Magani village.
It later snowballed into a crisis between the groups, leading to the burning of houses and destruction of other valuables in the area.
Earlier, an indigene of the area said that the crisis was a result of a reported romantic relationship and eventual forceful conversion of some girls from Christianity to Islam by some boys from the community.
Mukhtar, however, said the police have commenced an investigation into the remote and immediate cause of the violence.
He also noted that the situation has been brought under control by security operatives who were swiftly deployed in the area.
Reacting to the incident, Governor Nasir El-Rufai directed the security agencies to ensure all persons found culpable in the crisis are brought to book.

Author: News Editor

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