Two dead in Kaduna Sunni-Shi’ite clash
Two people have lost their lives, after a fierce clash between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim faithful in Kaduna state, northwest Nigeria.
Properties costing a fortune have also been set ablaze, and buildings destroyed.
Trouble started in Tudun Wada, a strong Muslim hold in the city after security personnel had stalled a planned procession by the Shi’ites earlier today.
But irate Sunni youth believed the Shi’ites had no right of protest, since their activities have been banned in the state.
That led to a squabble, calling for the intervention of security personnel.
But the bickering continued after departure of the trouble shooters, leading to loss of two lives.
Members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, popularly called the Shi’ites have taken to flight in the area.
The Tudun Wada home of Mukhtar Sahabi, said to be governor of the Shi’ites in Kaduna state has been set ablaze.
A school under construction, allegedly belonging to the sect has also been pulled down.