The Kaduna State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state capital, two days after dozens of people were killed in Kasuwa Magani village.
The state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this via his Twitter account on Sunday.
This follows heightened tension over anticipated reprisal by a group of youths as residents reportedly scamper for safety.
Consequently, a combined team of security operatives including soldiers, police and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed in the state capital.
The security personnel have taken over the major roads and flashpoints in the metropolis, to avert any form of breakdown of law and order.
Atleast 55 lives were lost, and several others injured when some youths attacked the market on Thursday.
The incident was said to have resulted in a crisis between two youth groups of different religion.
During his visit to the scene, Governor El-Rufai told reporters that many of the victims were people who visited the market.
He noted the government would not allow a reoccurrence of such an incident, adding that he had instructed relevant authorities to ensure that the culprits were arrested and brought to justice.