Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has visited the families of two youths who were killed in a communal clash in Kwaru and Ungwan Yero communities on Friday. Both communities are in the Kaduna North local government area.

In a statement issued by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, the governor listened to the families of the deceased during the visit and condoled them even as he expressed his sympathy and condemned the loss of innocent lives.

The governor also assured the families that law enforcement agencies have been directed to thoroughly investigate the killings, and prosecute those involved. He appealed to the residents of the communities to reject division in the name of religion or ethnicity, and to uphold instead, harmony in the area.

el-Rufai was accompanied by his deputy governor, Barnabas Yusuf Bala and other senior government officials.

The statement said the government has also announced a curfew in the two communities between the hours of 7pm and 7am, with immediate effect. Also, more security agents have been deployed to the area and strong appeal sent to residents of the communities to observe the curfew which will be strictly enforced.