The Oasis Reporters
April 26, 2019
Mike Odeh James
Three persons were reportedly killed and many others wounded in renewed sectarian violence that gripped Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State .
The situation has compelled the state government to reimpose a dusk to dawn curfew that it relaxed barely a month ago.
The Oasis Reporters correspondent in the state reports that trouble started when two Adara youths were beaten to pulp on Thursday evening by some irate Hausa youths as they returned from the farm .
One of the victim was said to have died in St.Gerald’s Hospital, Kakuri.
This situation further compounded the acrimonious state between the Adara and Hausa communities in Kasuwan Magani.
And in the wee hours of Friday morning, the situation had degenerated into more violence as houses and properties worth millions were burnt .
Meanwhile, the state government moved in quickly to avoid further loss of lives and properties by beefing up security and imposing a curfew in the affected areas.
Chairman of Kajuru Local Government, Cafra Caino, confirmed the incident but said the situation had been brought under control.
According to the chairman, the state government had imposed a 24-hour curfew on the community to avert violence.
Caino said: “Yesterday there was tension and security personnel were deployed and the whole area was condoned off.
“This morning however, there was another growing tension, but the situation has been brought under control.
”The state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew to avert violence.
However, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Joseph Hayab, while reacting to the trouble in Kasuwan Magani and the subsequent 24 hour curfew declared by Kaduna State Government, blamed the state government for the increasing level of violence in some parts of the State.
Hayab remarked: “You see, the circle of crisis in Kasuwan Magani and the entire Kajuru Local Government Area tells us that the military and security cannot solve this problem alone”.
He called on the Government to work closely with religious and opinion leaders in order to overcome the challenges of violence in the troubled area.
“Yes, Government has declared curfew, but we must do concrete things to ensure that the problems are addressed. People should see honesty in government dealings and they will be happy with them”
” Until Government honestly commits itself to this matter, it will be wasting it’s time”, Hayab added.