Newsflash: Religious riot in Sokoto

Unconfirmed reports say three people have been killed and property worth millions of Naira destoyed as another Sectarian violence erupts in Sokoto today. Soilders are said to be putting the situation under control.



Details Violence erupts in Sokoto: Two people are feared dead in a  sectarian violence which erupted in Sokoto state in North-Western Nigeria, in the early hours of today January 24, 2010.

Several people are said to be wounded while house and cars have been destroyed.Trouble is reported to have started over an argument at the Usman Dan Fodio teaching hospital school of nursing which almost left one female student dead, with properties with the institution damaged.

The violence spread to the Tudunwada area of the state where about three houses and cars were burnt.Pockets of violence were also reported at the diplomat and Kofar Atiku areas of the State.It took the intervention of military personnel who arrived at the scene to forestall an escalation of the violence.

The Level of damage to lives and properties are yet to be confirmed, but reports reaching our studios have it that a few people have been affected in the violent crisis.We will keep you updated on this development in subsequent reports. (Channels TV)