A mob comprised of youths have attacked Shiites trying to rebuild their destroyed school near Zango road, Tudun Wada in Kaduna state.
Two Shiites were said to have lost their lives, while ten other members were injured in the attack which occurred on Saturday.
Premium Times reported a shop owner along Zango Road, say the issue was getting out of hand as hundreds of youth were advancing towards Ungwan Muazu, an area where many Shiites reside, to hunt for them.
Bala Zango, the shop owner said, “We heard that, two persons suspected to be members of the Shiite were dead. It’s very scary because at the end of the day, it’s the innocent people that will fall victim.”
Witnesses were also reported to have said that, Governor Nasir El-Rufai‘s Special Adviser on Youth, Awwal Maikyau, was attacked as he attempted to mediate.
The school which the alleged victims were trying to rebuild was attacked on Tuesday.
“Some thugs came to attack us with weapons, insisting that we must be evicted completely from the place,” a Shiite told Premium Times.
“Police arrived the scene and went with some of our members and some community members for settlement.
“As they left, 10 of our Shiite members were machete. It was rumoured that one person died, but we are still making inquiries to confirm.
“This is the danger behind playing politics with religion,” the member said.
El-Rufai on Friday ordered the immediate arrest of the mob which carried out the first attack, saying those involved must be brought to justice.