Kasuwan Magani community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State boiled on Monday as .Christians and Muslims clashed over the alleged forceful conversion of some girls to Islam.
Witnesses said the clash vegan after some Muslims youths forcefully dragged a number of Christian girls to the home of the traditional ruler and attempted to convert them to Islam.
Houses were destroyed and many persons sustained injuries.
Also, a number of residents fled their homes even as the police were reportedly late in arriving at the.rown to quell the clash.
Governor Nasir el-Rufai immediately ordered the arrest and prosecution of thise involved in the mayhem.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, who announced this in a statement said el-Rufai also directed state emergency management agency to taje an inventory of the losses incurred by residents and provide relief materials to victims.
The governor also expressed regret over the incident and commiserated with the victims on their losses.