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Zamfara Religious Killing: “I assure that the law will take its course” – President Buhari

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President BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the news of the 8 persons killed in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara. Click here to read it.

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

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.

Reacting to the news on his Twitter handle, President Buhari said:

16 Comments

  1. Change Agent

    August 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Na today??????

    • nnenne

      August 24, 2016 at 3:58 am

      Kerry, US secretary of state is town, that’s why you heard him! We all know, Buhari loves silence.

  2. Prince

    August 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

    How many times have these same demonic sect called Islam speak ill of Jesus, why kill for or fight for somethone you believed is higher than you.
    What kind of God forsaken religion is this. I know someone will come out now and tell me some jaggons. Why must all the violence and terror be associated to one source, has one root and believes in same ideologies.
    Look at what happened in Turkey at a wedding. I watched Amanpour yesterday and i was moved to tears.
    All ye muhammad followers, RECEIVE CHRIST NOW and have peace because Islam has no atom of peace in it. you can see for yourself

  3. mrs chidukane

    August 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Same story my sister told me. A female Corper disciplined a girl in her class for sleeping during her teaching. The girl told her male friends in the school that the Corper blasphemed Mohammed and the students gathered to beat /kill her. Fortunately for her, a male Corper serving as a doctor at the university teaching hospital heard about it and rescued her on time. My people will you believe the hospital authorities fired him for saving the female Corper? My sister was working at the hospital in Sokoto at the time. I couldn’t believe it but this Zamfara story backs it up.

    • Darius

      August 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Something similar happened in my state, Gombe. Just that she wasn’t as fortunate as the female corps member. She was murdered in coldblood by her students. All efforts by the principal, who happens to be a muslim, to save her proved abortive. He locked her in his office but the students battered down the door, brought her out, beat her to death and burnt her corpse. And one would think that other muslims would condemn the act as barbaric but no, they said it served her right. I eavesdropped on my muslim neighbours as they talked about the incident. Their extremist views sent shivers down my spine. I stopped greeting them after that day. The incident was reported on BBC. I don’t know if you all remember. The victim was a yoruba woman.

  4. Darius

    August 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

    As a christian of northern extraction, an incident like this is nothing new to me. As a matter of fact, it happens with such frequency that most times, it goes unreported. We live in constant fear of being killed by our muslim neighbours. I remember when a Danish cartoonist made a caricature of the prophet, christians in the north ended up paying the price. We are always apprehensive. We don’t know when a crazy guy in Europe or America would make a mockery of the prophet and muslims in the north would go on a killing spree; maiming and killing christians, looting and burning churches. We have resigned ourselves to faith. Though we don’t know if the man that was accused of blasphemy is a christian or a muslim. He is most likely a christian but he was saved by a muslim. That goes to show that there are still good muslims but they are a minority. Whenever an incident like this occurs, I cheer myself up with Exodus 14:14, The LORD shall fight for you and you shall hold your peace.

  5. Ethio

    August 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

    ?blessed assurance… ?

  6. deb

    August 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Now that the Victim is is Muslim, Bullyhari Is speaking.

    • Mr. Egghead

      August 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      That’s not Buhari speaking. That’s the politically correct social media team of Mr. President laundering the image of their boss.

      When Buhari really speaks or changes body language, we will know. You can’t hide the smell of indomie and sardine

  7. Ima

    August 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Okay can a Nigerian Muslim please stand up and explain this? I mean explain it in all fairness. Is this allowed in your religion? If yes, do you think it is bad? Why do you support / condemn the killing? If it is allowed, can you say the reason why you don’t kill is because personally you like peace and humanity? If you finally answer truthfully, why are you still in this religion that feels God ( the creator ) takes pleasure in killing his creations who are not Muslim? Remember before Islam the world had been in existence for thousands of years and Your Allah didn’t destroy everyone because they weren’t Muslim believers. Please allow everyone worship freely whichever god they choose, it is not your place to fight for a god if you believe he is the creator, he can fight for himself

  8. kaybellz

    August 23, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    No arrests yet for this heinous crime. However, the guy who named his dog Buhari has been promptly arrested and arraigned. Shior!!!

    • abio

      August 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      @ keybellz – Yes, to prevent foolishness from leading to loss of lives. understand. one man’s arrest is better than it deteriorating into a religious/ethnic class that will lead to loss of several lives. a stich in time…

  9. Dtruth

    August 23, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Christians are so brainwashed that they have bcome [email protected]$ies….This is exactly the reason Christianity was very effective in not only keeping slaves loyal during Trans atlantic slavery, it was also a major tool in keeping them controlled at the plantations. Same shit applied during colonialism and now taking to another level by the so called pastopreneuers. They forget to tell you the violence associated with the history of Christianity especially the crusaders who were killing and forcing ppl to join the faith. As long as Christians do not fight back, these idiots will keep killing you. Ofcourse you can quote bs scriptures abt forgiveness but that shit won’t save you. Kill these idiots back. They kill a Christian in the North, you butcher 4 suya men in the south/east. This is the only language these cowards understand.

  10. nma

    August 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    can we kill for god?sultan coment

  11. Jamce

    August 24, 2016 at 12:49 am

    @Dtruth, you have spoken the truth. Christians are too cowardly. It is what is making the idiotic Muslims bold to attack, maim and kill. I have counselled and maintained that Christians in the North or elsewhere must arm themselves for self defence at all times. See Nehemiah Chapters 3 and 4. Esp. Chapter 4. The Israelites prayed as well as took up arms for self defence against the illegal plan of attack by the hordes of Sanballat, Tobias and Geshem.

    When Peter was with Jesus, he had a sword with which he struck before Jesus restrained him. Jesus restrained him for a purpose as written. See John 18:10-11. But it is not Biblical for a Christian to surrender himself to be killed by brigands and fundamentalists in the name of peace. It is this lack of defensive response that is making them and their sponsors to be bold. In my humble opinion, the persecution and killings that Jesus referred to that we should not resist by force of arm is that emanating from the state or government. It is not killing by brigands and blood thirsty religious fundamentalists. Such must be resisted with every force and weapon available.

    Our so-called church leaders pandering to government because of their secret misdemeanours and earthly ambitions have failed to take a bold stand for Christ and have become cowardly apologists for the murderers.

  12. chi

    August 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    @Jamce, I still remember i had this discussion with someone. Until churches in the north arm their members they will keep getting killed. An average northern Muslim works around with a weapon, i think Christians in the north should also arm themselves for defense purposes. They need to read the book of Nehemiah and see that they prayed and armed themselves. A typical northern Muslim sees nothing wrong in killing Christians, it is an achievement for them. They do not even regard southern Muslims because they believe southern Muslims are too tolerant.

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