Fifty-five people were killed during communal crisis at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru area of Kaduna state, in Nigeria’s northwest region, police in the state said on Friday.
Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, said that the Police had arrested 22 suspects in connection with the mayhem.
Abdul-Rahaman said mobile and conventional policemen, as well as a team of the state joint security operatives, Operation Yaki, dispatched to the town had restored normalcy in the area.
“Anybody that has a hand in this crisis must face the full wrath of law, we will not allow lawlessness; we remain committed to saving lives and property of every citizens,” he said.
He appealed to the public to continue to live in peace and assist the command with useful information to track the perpetrators.