October 21, 2018 / 8:59 AM / 25 days ago

Fifty-five people killed in violence in northern Nigerian state of Kaduna -police

KADUNA, Nigeria Oct 21 (Reuters) - Communal violence in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna over the last few days has killed 55 people, the local police commissioner said on Sunday.

Ahmad Abdur-Rahman said the clashes between two communities in the Kasuwan Magani area of southern Kaduna had led to 22 arrests. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the violence in a statement issued late on Saturday. (Reporting by Garba Muhammad and Felix Onuah in Abuja Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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