Members of the Civilian JTF clashed with suspected hoodlums in Kaduna State on Wednesday, the day after Eid-el-Kabir.
The JTF in large numbers, had stormed the popular Karaye road in Badarawa Kaduna at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
A witnessed who experienced the violence said the hoodlums were armed with dangerous weapons including swords, daggers, saws, sticks and knives when they clashed with the JTF members.
Some residents who spoke with our reporter said the JTF stormed the area to disperse the hoodlums who were causing unrest during the Sallah celebrations.
“They came in their hundreds and started barbing men with hairstyles. That was the genesis of whole thing.
“Some of the boys resisted the JTF and everything resulted in the encounter between the two groups,” a witness narrated.
Sounds of gunshots were heard from both groups as residents scampered for safety. The ruckus lasted for about 30 minutes, at the end of which two injured persons were noticed.
There was no police presence throughout the clash. The CJTF is recognised by the Kaduna State government.
A commuter whose car windscreen was shattered said, “he had to park and run for safety”.