There was a violent attack and killing of eight people in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara state which attracted a 12-hour curfew. According to the local sources, the unnamed student of of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic has allegedly made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad in particular during a quarell with his Muslim friend.
NAN reports that the young man was beaten up mercilessly by a furious mob, but was rushed to the hospital immediately after the beaten by somebody named Tajudeen. . However, enraged with a good Samaritan’s act the faithful set his house on fire along with eight people in it. The reports about the incident still remain sketchy and it’s unclear whether the student or his rescuer survived.
An indefinite curfew was imposed in the town by Zamfara police to bring back peace in the area, advicing all religious lesders to ensure peace among their members to calm the situation down.Governor Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased persons. Although the polytechnic leader has closed down the school immediately for peace.