Air Peace (P4, Lagos) has suspended flights to and from the north-west Nigerian city of Kaduna following violent clashes between Muslims and Christians.

"Our Kaduna Operations have been suspended due to the 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna State as announced by the Governor due to security threats," it said. "Operations will resume when the situation improves."

Arik Air and Azman Air have followed suit with their last respective services to the city taking place on October 21. However, ch-aviation analysis of all three airlines' internet booking engines reveals bookings open for travel from October 24 onwards. Kaduna's only international route - Ethiopian Airlines' service to Addis Ababa - has, however, been cancelled indefinitely.

At least 55 people were killed after a dispute among wheelbarrow porters in the town of Kasuwan Magani's market led to violent clashes between Muslim Hausa and Christian Adara youths on Thursday last week. According to the AFP, early violence left two people dead but escalated when Adara youths later attacked Hausa residents, burning homes, and killing dozens.

A special police force has since been deployed to restore calm.