Two youths have allegedly been killed in Kafanchan, headquarters of Jama’a local government area of Kaduna state, leading to a 24-hour curfew being imposed on the town.
The incident reportedly happened when hundreds of youths trooped out, insisting on jungle justice to be meted out on about 20 fulanis who were arrested with weapons by soldiers at a check point in Kafanchan town.
The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Canter was said to have been conveying the Fulani men to an unknown destination, a source told Thisday, adding that the weapons were hidden underneath the truck and were covered with mats and motorcycles.
12 AK-47 riffles, about 13 Dane guns, a bag of ammunition, machetes, knives and improvised explosives among others were discovered in the vehicle.
Hundreds of youths were said to have mobilised to the scene of the incident, demanding instant justice for the culprits. The youths were alleged to have been killed during efforts to control the crowd.