Kaduna on edge as reprisal attack fears loom

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.
Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

The Christian youth attempted to avenge the suicide bombing attack in Kaduna State.

Aggrieved by the suicide bomb attack which occurred at the St. Rita’s Catholic Church at Unguwa Yero, Badarawa Kwaru area of Kaduna, angry Christian youth at the vicinity took up weapons and went on the street in a bid to avenge.

The youth stormed the Kaduna Abuja Gonin Gora express way. They were however intercepted by security agents, averting more violence in the process.

At the moment, Kaduna is calm, people are going about their normal activities but with a lot of caution.

Sallah celebrations are ongoing in a lot of areas in Kaduna on Sunday but areas PREMIUM TIMES visited such as Malali and Unguwan Rimi, had halted celebrations.

Security agents, including police and soldiers were deployed to violent prone areas. The government spokesperson, Reuben Buhari, over the state radio, warned people against taking laws into their hands. He said government is in control of the situation.

Although the state government assures residents of safety, many residents remained edgy as they entered into the night after the attack.

In June, three coordinated bomb attacks on churches in Zaria and Kaduna killed at least 25 worshipers sparking deadly reprisal and counter reprisal attacks.

Up to 11 Muslims were killed in the reprisal attacks. The state governor subsequently imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state now divided along religious lines.


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