Six people have been reported seriously injured during a clash between military operatives and some youths in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Thursday.
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According to the Chairman of the council, Mr. Kumai Badu, the situation had been brought under control.
The chairman opined that the injured, mainly youths from Manchok town, were currently receiving treatment at a health centre in Kagoro.
Kabosho Duniya, who witnessed the clash said trouble started when the youth of the area protested against the arrest of six members of a vigilance group by soldiers for alleged armed robbery.
Duniya said a day to the clash, soldiers in the area received a distressed call on Wednesday night from a motorist, who claimed to have been robbed in Manchok.
According to him, the prompt response to the call led to the arrest of six suspects, who were later taken to the paramount Chief of the community for amicable resolution of the matter.
However, the youth, not satisfied, were said to have protested against the arrest, and in self defence, the soldiers fired gunshots, leaving six persons sustaining injuries.