Police arrest 4 over sectarian violence in Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested four persons over sectarian crisis that rocked Dorayi Babba area of the state on Monday evening.

The police said investigation has commenced.

Residents of the area told the BBC Hausa service that the crisis involved a Shiite and his neighbours over a plot of land owned by the latter.

The residents said the neighbours were not happy that the man had given the land to Shiites to be using for their activities, which led to the burning of the man’s vehicle.

“After the man refused, the neighbours offered to buy the land for N12m, and he refused to sell. They raised the amount to N15m and he refused to sell,” one of the residents said.

“The man said he will only sell the land for N50m. He also continued to host the Shiites there. This got the neighbours angry and they burnt his vehicle.”

A video circulating on social media showed the burning of the vehicle while people watched.

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