Violence on Tuesday evening erupted in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis as irate youth went on rampage.

Sabon Gari, inhabited largely by non-indegenes, is the epicenter of ethnic and religious violence in the state.

Security sources say that the crisis began when officials of Hisbah went to make arrest at a red light district of Ballat Hughes Road.

“At the moment, I can’t tell you specifically what transpired between the Hisbah officials and the youth. All I can say is that the Hisbah operation went awry, and youth started attacking and burning places,” said a security agent.

Witnesses said there was stampede around Sabon Gari area as bonfires were set by hoodlums.

Other sources said some people were killed and many others injured in the clash.

Spokesman for Kano Police Command, Abdullahi Kiyawa, did not respond to our telephone call.