Reports reaching us have it that no fewer than eight persons were killed on Monday in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a
student of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara.
The deceased 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 and was consequently attacked by a mob.
The state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, upon the burial if the bodies expressed sadness and vowed that “no stone will be left unturned until all those behind this act are brought to book.”