10/23/2018 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – On October 21, a major attack took place in Kasuwan Magani, Kaduna State, Nigeria. This attack is claimed to have been a clash between Muslim and Christian youths. The police of that area have stated that 55 people were killed in the attack and that they have arrested 22 suspects so far. There has been little evidence given to show that this was a clash however.
Though this is likely not related to the larger Fulani militant crisis continuing in the country, the Nigerian government has again proven unable to stop large scale attacks and violence from breaking out. The governor of Kaduna State did quickly impose a curfew, but has said that he is going to arrest and hold anyone accountable that was involved in, instigated or even just watched the attack take place. These kind of remarks will continue to grow hatred between the two communities, who are often at odds and turn to violence.
The Buhari must come up with a proper strategy to turn this tide of anger and destruction before it is too late. With continued attacks on innocent civilians and hundreds killed, citizens are more likely to continue to find their own solutions. If they do not find a way to end these conflicts peacefully, Nigeria will likely end up in a civil war.
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