A 24 hours curfew has been imposed in the peaceful Saminaka town, headquarters of Lere LGA in Kaduna State, following violence broke out in the tow, when some Muslim youths suspected to belong to the All Progressive Congress [APC] attacked Christians in the town.
The Muslim youths had trekked down to a Christian dominated community (Hayin Gada) calling them with all sort of vulgar names and attempted to destroy Assemblies of God Church in the area all in the name of celebration of El Rufai’s victory over the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP].
The provocation lead to some Christian youths to challenge the assailants who trekked down all the way from the main town to come and be insulting them and attempting burning the church. Violence subsequently erupted resulting to the murder of some people and injuring many Christian youths.
Some locals confirmed that more corpses were discovered in some hidden corners of the town.
The imposition of the curfew is to avert reprisal attacks by the angry youths who are rumored to be recouping for a pay back.
Kaduna state police command has issued a press statement to that effect and has since deployed many police men to the town to contain the situation.