8 Killed For Alleged Blasphemy In Nigerian Town

8 Killed For Alleged Blasphemy In Nigerian Town

The young male student was beaten to pulp by the mob, and a man, who was simply identifies as Tajudeen, took him in his car and rushed to a nearby hospital. Enraged by the act of the man who rescued the student, the mob moved to his (Tajudeen’s) house, set it on fire killing eight persons.

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Troubled started on Monday is the little Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State, Nigeria when a Polytechnic student was alleged to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and was consequently attacked by a mob.

The young male student was beaten to pulp by the mob, and a man, who was simply identifies as Tajudeen, took him in his car and rushed to a nearby hospital. Enraged by the act of the man who rescued the student, the mob moved to his (Tajudeen’s) house, set it on fire killing eight persons.

The State Governor joined hundreds of people in buying the deceased and eventually called for an emergency Security Council meeting over the incident, he expressed sadness and vowed that “no stone will be left unturned until all those behind this act are brought to book.”

The police have imposed a 12-hour curfew in the community, from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily until further notice, with warning that anyone caught violating the order would be prosecuted.

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