24-Hour Curfew Imposed in Kafanchan After Bloody Fighting, Leadership Calls for Calm

24-Hour Curfew Imposed in KafanchanFollowing the fighting between ethnic indigene groups and Housa-Fulani settlers, which resulted in an undisclosed number of casualties, a 24-hour curfew was imposed.

Trouble began Monday in the area with alleged secret killings thought to be from armed robbery attacks. But, when a young man was killed by an unidentified perpetrator, the belief that robbers were responsible for the killings disappeared and on Tuesday a mass protest was held by the youth of the area. Southern Kaduna youth engaged in a bloody clash with the Hausa-Fulani using spears, machetes, and some guns. A secret source told the SaharaReporters that, “At least five people were killed,” while there were others that sustained injuries. In a statement made by the Director General, Media, and Publicity, the state governor, Mukthar Yero asked the people of the area to, stay calm and law abiding. He reassured them that the government was doing everything within its power to take care of the situation.

By: Lisa Nance

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