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Blasphemy: Curfew In Zamfara After Mob Kills At Least 8

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 22, (THEWILL) – A dusk to dawn curfew has been slammed on the Zamfara town of Talata Mafara, after a mob killed no fewer than eight persons over claims that a student committed blasphemy against Islam.

Violence had erupted over alleged blasphemy by the student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara.

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

The student 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, witnesses told NAN that the mob moved to Tajudeen's house, set it on fire and killed eight persons.

The governor, who 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 are brought to book”.

The police have imposed a 12-hour curfew in the community, from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily until further notice, with warning that anyone caught violating the order would be prosecuted.

Governor Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of people to bury the deceased.