The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed the prosecution of all persons responsible for the mayhem that occurred in Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area, which led to the loss of properties.
In a statement through his spokesman, Governor El-Rufai, asked 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”.
Several people were reported injured on Monday, after a clash between youths belonging to two different religious groups in Kasuwa Magani village in Kaduna State.
The clash which broke out on Sunday was said to have snowballed into a crisis between the groups, leading to the burning of houses and destruction of other valuables in the area in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
An indigene of the area revealed 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 also confirmed the incident.