Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Student Killed by Angry Students Over Blasphemy in Abdul Gusau Polytechnic, Zamfara State




According to report online, no fewer than eight persons were killed on Monday in Talata-Mafara local government area in Zamfara State following violence that was ejected over the alleged blasphemy by a student of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, Zamfara State.
According to THE PUNCH, the Zamfara State governor, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari, joined the hundreds of people to bury the deceased, who was said to have been killed when an angry mob set fire on the house of a man who tried to rescue the student.
According to a student in the school, the said victim was said to have made a blasphemous comment against Islam, Christianity, Prophet Muhammed and Jesus Christ.
According to the student, who will not want his name mentioned, said the Victim was beaten by his fellow students.
“The boy (student) was beaten mercilessly; he was taken to hospital after losing too much blood, but yet the students followed him to the hospital and beat him up till he gave up.
He added, “The car that took the victim to hospital was also burnt, the house of the man that came to rescue the victim was also burnt and the man was killed.”
The governor of the state has 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 will be brought to book,” PUNCH quote.
Reports said that the Nigerian Police has imposed a 12-hour curfew in the community, from 7p.m to 7a.m.

The Police has also warn the citizens to be at home while the curfew is on, “if anyone is been caught violating the order will be punished.
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