Armed soldiers and police are patrolling Barnawa in Kaduna city after one individual was killed in a fight with fisticuffs. Several persons have been attacked and were rushed to nearby hospital with injuries, sources told SaharaReporters.
Today’s incident follows close on the heels of two simultaneous bomb attacks in churches in Wusasa, Zaria and Kaduna yesterday.
Officials later said a third bomb attack targeted a church in Kaduna, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.
NEMA officials said the third attack hit the Shalon Church in Kaduna city and that there were two other bombings in the Christian-dominated towns in the south of the state killing 50 people.
Residents said the two other bomb blasts in the south of the state triggered street protests by Christian youths.
They said mobs barricaded roads in the towns of Trikania, Gonin Gora and Sabon Tasha, attacking motorists who looked Muslim.
A man said he had to scrap a trip to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
"I cancelled my trip to Abuja because of the huge number of rioters that have taken over the roads," he told a reporters with the AFP news service.
The tension in Barnawa has attracted the attention of Governor Ibrahim Yakowa who is accompanied with heavily armed soldiers and helicopter gunship late evening.