A violence on that erupted over an alleged blasphemy against prophet Mohammed has caused the death of about 8 people at the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara on Monday.
According to reports, a student allegedly made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and was consequently attacked by a mob.
The boy was beaten to pulp by the mob, and a man, named Tajudeen, reportedly took him in his car and rush to a hospital.
Enraged by the act of the man who rescued the student, an eye witnesses said that the mob moved to his (Tajudeen’s) house, set it on fire and killed eight persons.
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
These are photos from the scene of the attack in Zamfara state yesterday. A student of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic was beaten to a pulp for making a blasphemous comment about Prophet Muhammad. The home of a man named Tajudeen who rescued and helped to take the student to the hospital was razed by angry Muslims, killing 8 people. The school has been closed down indefinitely. See some of the graphic pictures below.. *viewer discretion advised*