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Trouble in Niger community as irate youths kill 200 pigs

Trouble in Niger community as irate youths kill 200 pigs
Crisis broke out on Saturday in Kafin Koro, in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State when youths in the community embarked on the mass slaughtering of cows.
The irate youths allegedly killed 200 pigs when they took to the streets to protest the domestic animals exhuming of the body of a five-year-old boy from a Mus­lim burial ground and ate it, leav­ing only the head.
The incident infuriated the Muslim minority youths in the area who took their grievances to the District Head of Kafin Koro, Alhaji Abubakar Mamman.
Instead of appealing to the youths to be calm, Mamman al­legedly ordered that any pig sight­ed in the village should be killed.
With the consent, the district head, the Muslim youths went from house to house, chased the women, who owned the pigs away and killed over 200 of them.
The women, numbering well over 300 and whose husbands were said to be in their farms when the Muslim youths invaded the home, mobilised and packed the dead pigs and dumped them in the pal­ace of the district head.
Though Mamman fled from his palace for fear of being humil­iated by the angry women, they occupied the palace until mid­night on Saturday when anti-ri­ot policemen from the state police command came and dispersed them before the body of the dead pigs were removed from the palace.
There was a twist to the inci­dent on Sunday morning when some youths from the village be­lieved to be children of the wom­en destroyed some property in the community.
No life was lost as at the time of filing this report, but hundreds of people were injured and houses and other property worth millions of naira were destroyed.
The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, accompanied by the local government chairman, Hon. John Makarfi, visited the area to douse tension which was almost spiralling out of control to other nearby communities.
The command Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bala Elkana, could not be reached for comments as all his lines were switched off- The Authority

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