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8 Killed by Angry Mob in Zamfara over Alleged “Blasphemy” against Islam




Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari

No fewer than eight persons were killed on Monday in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara.

The state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased, who were said to have all been killed when an angry mob set fire on the house of a man who tried to rescue the student.

The student was alleged to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and was consequently attacked by a mob.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boy was said to have been beaten to pulp by the mob, and the man, whose name was simply given as Tajudeen, took him in his car and rushed to a hospital.

Enraged by the act of the man who rescued the student, an eyewitness told NAN that the mob moved to his (Tajudeen’s) house, set it on fire and killed eight persons.

The governor, who called for an emergency Security Council meeting over the incident, expressed sadness and vowed that “no stone will be left unturned until all those behind this act are brought to book”.

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. die of envy

    August 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    the girls here wey hate linda go soon die of envy
    shey na her house you wan die on top
    just see the new one
    keep hating while she keeps soaring
    love u baby girl linda

  2. Manny

    August 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm


  3. The Bull

    August 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Blood thirsty idiots! as you have killed people for your religion, how has your life improved?

  4. John

    August 23, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Well I am waiting for the sultan of sokoto to extend his preaching about religious peace to his illiterate muslim brothers who thinks fighting for Allah and his prophet is what will gain them Aljanna.Hope Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina will condemn this act strongly from the presidency.

  5. John

    August 23, 2016 at 3:11 am

    *ISIS (Iraq & Syria)
    * Hamas (Palestine)
    * Al-Nusra (syria & lebanon)
    * Al-Qaeda (Pakistan, Yemen, Arabia & Syria).
    * Al-Shabbab (Somalia)
    * Boko-Haram
    (Nigeria & Cameroon)
    * Talliban (Afganistan)
    * Ansar-Al-Sharia
    * Jumaat Ansar-al-
    sunna (Iraq)
    * Hezbollah (Lebanon)
    * Ansar Dine (Mali).
    * Muslim brotherhood (Egypt).
    * Islamic Movement of Ubs (Uzbekistan).
    * Jaish-e-muhammed (Pakistan & India).
    * Jemaah Islamiyyah (Indonesia, phillipines).
    * Laskar-e-Taiba ( Afganistan, Paskistan & Bangladesh).

    Islam breed violence?

    • Lenny

      August 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

      But Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance na!

      I will tell you this, I have only met ONE Muslim who I will consider truly peaceful and tolerant.

      I’ve lived with some and worked with some both in Nigeria and in the UK. What I know is this, they can be all cool and educated and fun to hang out with. UNTIL you try and mention anything they perceive negative about their religion. Just wait. There will be consequences.

      If your God is truly all knowing and almighty, if He is truly the beneficent and the merciful, dudes why you so mad tho’?

      I can never, ever mess with a Muslim or get too close (aside from the one I said is genuinely peaceful). Their vex no be here.

    • soap

      August 23, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Same thing o. They are very nice and all till a discussion arises about religion. Then, you’ll see their true colours.

    • Prince

      August 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Its so annoying that i can’t like your comment more than once.
      Hardly before you see a country with this Cult call religion that is in peace. Even they themselves does not have peace so how would they give what they dont have.

  6. Busarni

    August 23, 2016 at 8:16 am

    What about ese oruru’s case? What has happened to those that beheaded an innocent woman in kano? I guess they have been released (codedly). Where are the mumu NGO’s and human rights activist? They have suddenly gone deaf and dumb. Nobody is asking questions thus encouraging such barbaric act. There will be more of this in as much as we move on quickly; without holding those in position of authority responsible.

  7. muhammed Sugar

    August 24, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Go back to history how many people did Hitler killed,the so called missionary who first came to Nigeria were into slavery biz and did all sort of things to people, judging everybody by the action of a person or a group is wrong, you should look into what they believe in ‘Qur’an’ let me quote a verse “…if any one killed a person,(without truth) it would be as if he killed the whole of mankind; and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole of mankind…” (5:32) so those who act ignorantly the blame is on them not Islam(I’m a Muslim and I make mistakes because I’m not perfect so put the blame on me and not Islam because Islam is a perfect religion)……… Sugar

  8. Bella

    August 26, 2016 at 10:33 am

    If I shouldnt blame it on Islam, why is there blasphemy laws in muslim countries like Pakistan, Iran, Yemen to mention but a few

  9. Muhammed Sugar

    August 27, 2016 at 6:34 am

    @Bella those countries that include blasphemy law in their Constitution did that without any proof from the Qur’an so how can you blame the religion that has no blasphemy law and leave those who created it, from those countries I know of some intelligent scholars who created a group called against blasphemy law,so its people who go extreme in things they do without critical thinking.
    if you have a question about Islam you can ask me via my mail [email protected]

  10. Muhammed Sugar

    August 27, 2016 at 8:16 am

    on Sunday 21st of August 2016 there was an argument between two student one being a Muslim and the other one a Christian @about 8pm, both names unknown but a from a source & a student of the institution who told me that he only know the nickname of the Christian student to be ‘maya-chonyaram’.the argument continued until the the boy made a bad comment about the best of mankind prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) which made the Muslim student angry so with that annoyance the Muslim student went to bed and maya-chonyaram also left for his room @ETF hostel. In the morning @ about 6am maya-chonyaram went back to the Muslim student room to continue the argument and also repeated the same statement he uttered yesternyt that made the Muslim student angry, on hearing this the Muslim student told maya-chonyaram to stop uttering that statement but he refused so the Muslim student left the room,one Muslim student from that same room stood up to fight maya-chonyaram because of the statement,so other student came out to know what’s going on because they taught may be someone stole something so they ask the Muslim student who had argument with maya-chonyaram that why is maya-chonyaram and his roommate fighting, on knowing what will happen to maya-chonyaram if he narrate it 2 them he kept mute and left the scene so the other boy who was fighting maya-chonyaram told them the statement maya-chonyaram made, on hearing this the students which most of them were Muslims went to the room where the argument started from and ask a boy called ‘biggie’ a Christian and also a friend of maya-chonyaram that did his friend utter the statement? and he replied affirmatively on the hearing this they all started beating the boy @ a point they all taught the boy was dead and they left him there lying down on the floor a man popularly known as baba-bello who owns a shop in the cafeteria was going out that morning then he saw the boy lying down, the student affair officer was there too but didn’t bring his car to school and they all taught may be maya-chonyaram stole something that was why he was beating to pulp and they saw some life in him and they put him in baba-bello’s car and rush him to the hospital on hearing this the student who beat him went to baba-bello’s shop met nobody and set the shop ablaze,went to his house and set it ablaze too and some girls were sleeping inside not sure but at least eight of them were inside and got burnt. this was how it happened on baba-bello’s way to the hospital he received a call not to take him to the local government hospital but to take him down to sokoto which was an hour plus journey and he ask them what is going on so they narrated the story to him and also told him that some people are after him since they heard that the boy is still alive,despite this baba-bello a being a Muslim never left maya-chonyaram took him to hospital and yet you said Islam breed terrorist?No only ignorant Muslim will act like a radical/extremist.#no2radicalmuslims ………Sugar
    The action of these student has no place in Islam,there are many Muslim brothers in the school who never took part in this I have brothers who are student of the institution who never took part in the riot not because of anything but because there’s no where killing or rioting is allowed in Islam those who did this have few or no knowledge about Islam……….Sugar

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