Mob kill man in Abuja over alleged blasphemy, corpse burnt

DailyTrust reported that a man has been burnt to death by an angry mob in Abuja after alledgedly blaspheming Prophbet Muhammad. gathered that the mob killing occurred at the timber market section of the Fruit Market in Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe.

The victim, who was a Muslim, was fond of insulting the Prophet until he met his waterloo on Saturday around 1pm.

He had attempted to seek refuge from the offended mob in the vigilante office in the market. The local security outfit was, however, outnumbered. Consequently, he was killed and thereafter burnt in front of the office.

“The guy is known as Small Hundaru, that was not his first time of insulting the prophet before the action was taken,” Halilu, a trader at the market said.

“He was caught after buying food in the market in the afternoon, because when the blasphemy occurred it was just few people who were there, then a stick was used to hit him in the head. Though he had a gun with him, it was retrieved before the beating.

“Thereafter, he was stoned before he ran to the office. His colleagues at the office were aware but they couldn’t shield him due to the number of people that chased him. After he was unconscious, petrol was poured over him and not to stoke any fear in the market, he was burnt in front of the office.”

However, with the presence of policemen, the place was calm but three persons were said to have been shot by the policemen. recalls that one named Deborah Samuel was similarly killed at the Shehu Shagari College of Education for blaspheming the Prophet.

A report by SB Morgen shows that at least 391 persons have been killed by mobs across several states in Nigeria between 2019 and May 2022.

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