Igbo traders in Kaduna reportedly closed early on Friday amidst fears of a reprisal over the reported attack on Hausa community in Port Harcourt, Rivers, on Thursday.
The report (TheCable):
- Two deaths were recorded in Jos, Plateau, on Thursday in what was thought to be a reprisal over the Port Harcourt incident.
- There is currently tension across northern states following reports of the killing of Hausa residents in Port Harcourt by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu.
- Shops belonging to Igbo traders along the commercial nerve centre of the city — Ahmadu Bello Way — were closed on Friday. Those who opened closed early and returned home.