The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed that 23 people were killed and 17 others injured in various parts of Kaduna metropolis during the violence which erupted on Sunday.
SEMA Executive Secretary, Mr. Ben Kure, disclosed this on Monday during an assessment tour of affected areas.
Kure said that no society can make progress without peace which is an essential ingredient of development and harmonious coexistence.
He commiserated with the injured and extended condolences to the families of the bereaved.
The SEMA boss said that the state government was committed to providing security for all and ensuring a congenial atmosphere for all to live peacefully.
Kure thanked Governor Nasir el-Rufai for his unflinching support to the agency.
After touring Kaduna metropolis, the SEMA boss also visited Kasuwan Magani, where 55 people were reportedly killed on Thursday to present relief materials to the affected families.
Kure called on the people of the state to embrace peace and shun violence. (NAN)