Another round of violence broke out in the streets of Kaduna on Tuesday, local media have reported. According to reports, authorities have imposed another 24-hour curfew after the Kaduna State government relaxed the 24-hour curfew it imposed on the state shortly after three churches were bombed in Zaria and Kaduna on Sunday. Nigerian Muslims took to the streets firing AK-47s, burning tires and destroying at least one church. There were no reports of casualties. Soldiers were seen moving around neighbourhoods "to stop Muslim youths from engaging in reprisal attacks against Christians," local media said. Violence reportedly broke out in Tundun Wada, Rigasa, Gonin Gora, Dirkaniyya and Panteka. While the reasons behind this new surge of violence are not clear, it is believed that today's clashes were linked to Sunday's retaliatory attacks following the bombing of the three churches that killed at least 50 people, including reprisal. Hundreds of kilometres away in Damaturu, where Nigerian authorities have also imposed a curfew, clashes between Islamist militants and the army broke out on Monday, escalating overnight. In Kaduna, tensions have caused many to abandon their cars and leave the area. Rioting broke out on Sunday after suicide car bombers attacked three churches in northern Nigeria. Christian youths had set up roadblocks and dragged Muslims from cars or motorbikes and killed them, witnesses said. A radical Islamist sect on Monday claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide attacks. Photos via: https://www.facebook.com/247naijagossip & saharareporters & https://www.facebook.com/hopefornigeria
Nigeria: New round of violence breaks out in the streets of Kaduna
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