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Sunday, October 21, 2018
#BreakingNews Clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria with 55 Dead - Please Pray
In Nigeria's Kaduna state at least 55 people are dead at a market. Muslim and Christian youths reportedly clashed after a fight between wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani.
The state police commissioner said 22 people were arrested after the unrest.
Authorities also imposed a round-the-clock curfew in the town. Nigeria often sees outbreaks of sectarian violence. According to the President, “No culture and religion support the disregard for the sanctity of life,” adding that "peaceful coexistence is necessary for the progress of any society and its wellbeing."
Without harmony between different groups, "our everyday businesses would be impossible to achieve," the president said.
He called on community leaders to encourage tolerance and stop such discord before it could develop into violence. (Edited from BBC)