RELIGIOUS CRISIS!!! Houses Burnt To Ashes, Properties Worth Millions Destroyed, As Christians, Muslims, Clash In Northern Nigeria

By Post Nigeria February 26, 2018 20:21

RELIGIOUS CRISIS!!! Houses Burnt To Ashes, Properties Worth Millions Destroyed, As Christians, Muslims, Clash In Northern Nigeria

A religious crisis has erupted in Kasuwan Magani village, of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

This Day reports that the violence reportedly broke out among Christian and Muslim youths, on Monday.

According to the report, the clash erupted following the alleged abduction and conversion of some girls by one of the groups in the area.

Sources said some houses were burnt, while several people sustained injuries during the clashes.

Security men have been deployed in the area to arrest the situation.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed the prosecution of all persons responsible for the mayhem that occurred during the clash.

In a statement through his Spokesman, El-Rufai asked the Security Agencies to thoroughly investigate the unfortunate incident, arrest and make available for prosecution the perpetrators.

The Governor, has directed the State Emergency Management Agency to take inventory of damages and provide relief materials with immediate effect.

“Security Forces have been deployed to contain the situation, protect lives and properties, and to prevent any further breakdown of law and order.

“The Government also urged all citizens and communities to reject violence, division, and uphold their neighbours in peace and harmony.

“While the government condemns the violence, and regrets the wanton shattering of lives.

“He further disclosed that the government has expressed its sympathy to the victims and their families”.

An indigene of the area told Channels Television, that the cause of the crisis has to do with an alleged romantic relationship, and eventual forceful conversion of some girls to a particular religion by some boys from another faith.

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the incident.

 

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