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Bauchi:Mob Kill Man Over alleged Blasphemy

A middle aged man,Yunusa was on Wednesday killed by an irate mob in Nasaru village of Ningi local government area of Bauchi State for allegedly making blasphemous comments against Prophet Muhammad (SAW}.

A witness,who confirmed this to newsmen,said the incident occurred in the village at about 3pm, adding that Yunusa made blasphemous comment during a heated argument between him and his friends.

The situation was said to have attracted the attention of many people who were around and following the line of argument among them.

“The victim was a member of Faira Islamic sect,he was heard to have spoken words of insults on the Prophet. Some young men challenged Yunusa to withdraw his statement, but he insisted he would not. He even repeated it. That was when they started beating him”, he witness said.

According to reports, Police personnel tried as much as possible to save Yunusa but they were overpowered by the mob which used stones, sticks and other dangerous things to hit him until he died.

The mob tried to burn down the Police Station in the village when the Police tried to shield him there, the witness said.

The Command’s spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakili,was not available for reaction as at press time.


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