The Kaduna State Council of Imams and Ulama has urged youth to shun any form of protest and engage the government to address their demands peacefully.
The council made the appeal in a statement issued in Kaduna on Monday by its Secretary-General, Yusuf Arrigasiyyu.
Kaduna state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria also appealed for calm on Monday.
The council was reacting to the looting of warehouses on Saturday in Kaduna and the subsequent declaration of an indefinite state-wide curfew by the State Government.
It enjoined the people of the state to shun religious and ethnic differences and imbibe peaceful coexistence to enable the state to develop.