The Police Command in Kaduna State has reported on Friday 55 people were killed in Thursday’s communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Kaduna, said 22 suspects have been arrested in connection with the mayhem while a 24-hour curfew was declared in the community.
Abdur-Rahman said mobile and conventional policemen, as well as a team of the state joint security Operation Yaki, dispatched to the town, had restored normalcy in the area.
According to him, he has also visited the town and engaged youth leaders, traditional and religious leaders in the efforts to stop the crisis and prevent its spread.
The police chief assured that all perpetrators of the mayhem would be brought to book.
“Anybody that has a hand in this crisis must face the full wrath of the law, we will not allow lawlessness; we remain committed to saving life and property of every citizen,” he said.
He appealed to the public to continue to live in peace and assist the command with useful information to track the perpetrators.