At least five people have been killed and several others injured on Monday at Kakuri and Trikania community in Kaduna South Local Government Area of the state.
The incident happened when police operatives and members of the Civilian Joint Taskforce attempted to disperse traders who defied the lockdown in those areas.
Confirming the incident, the spokesman of State Police command, Mohammed Jalige, said that the traders rather than return to their various homes after they were initially dispersed by the police, moved to Trikania to continue their business.
Jalige explained that the traders later had a bloody clash with the Civilian JTF members when they also attempted to disperse them from the market, and in the process led to the loss of lives with many injured.
The police spokesman disclosed that seven people have been arrested in connection with the crime, while an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of the killings.
In the meantime, Youths in Kaduna State on Tuesday took to the streets to protest over the killing of the five persons.