Some shops and houses belonging to Shiite members in Tudun Wada, Ungwan Muazu and Kabala West of Kaduna State were on Saturday destroyed by rampaging youth.
The attack happened after two Shi’a Muslims were killed in the same area earlier on Saturday. At least 10 others were injured, witnesses said.
Shiite members said they had conveyed to try to rebuild their school attacked on Wednesday when they were assaulted.
One of the victims, who is a journalist, told PREMIUM TIMES that his residence in Ungwan Muazu was destroyed.
“The thugs destroyed my house, but I am lucky my family and I were not at home then,” he said. He asked that his identity be protected as the situation remained volatile.
Police warned perpetrators of the violence to against “taking laws into their hands”.
A statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, on Saturday said: “The Kaduna State Command has observed that some members of the public have become lawless and act in manners detrimental to law and order and in total disregard to rights of other citizens.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command hereby reminds the general public that the maintenance of law and order will not be compromised and anybody found committing acts detrimental to the peace of the society will be dealt with accordingly.
“The public are also warned to desist from taking laws into their hands as any attempt or repeat of the above mentioned unruly behaviours will be visited with the full wrath of the law.
“The General Public are hereby advised to remain calm as the Command is dedicated to the safety and security of lives and property.”