Nasir El-Rufai, El-Zakzaky, Tukur Buratai, Hadiza Balarabe
Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State

A Kaduna market has been shut down by men of the Nigerian Police on Thursday, March 9, 2017 after a fight broke out over an Igbo trader’s choice of name for his dog.

The new Panteka market along the Nnamdi Azikiwe bypass in Kaduna which is the major spare parts centre in the state was reported to have witnessed exchange of punches after an Igbo trader allegedly named his dog Muhammad.

An eyewitness, Aminu Ibrahim, who spoke to news source revealed that trouble started when one Muhammad bought a dog and named it Ibere after an Igbo trader which made the Igbo trader choose Mohammed as the name for his new dog.

Aminu Ibrahim told Daily Trust“Since the boy named the dog after the trader, the trader had warned him on several occasions to rename the dog, but the owner of the dog Muhammad refused.

“The Igbo trader, Ibere also bought a dog and named it Muhammad, this is when all hell was let loose.”

He said a fight erupted between Hausa and Igbo traders in the market which led to the closure of the market by the police. 

The police spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. 


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