Buhari responds to Zamfara religious lynching


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday described the killing of eight people in a village in Zamfara State as barbaric and unacceptable.

The incident occurred on Monday after a student of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad. He was consequently attacked by a mob and beaten to a pulp.

A man took pity on him and rushed him to a hospital in his car. The man’s act infuriated the mob; they attacked his house, set it ablaze and killed eight persons.

Reacting to the news on his Twitter handle, @MBuhari, the president vowed that the perpetrators of the act would be brought to book.

He said, “I received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay. It is barbaric and unacceptable. I assure that the law will take its course.

“My prayers are with the families of the victims.

“Under my watch we will work to ensure that there is no place for violence in the name of religion, ethnicity, or in any guise whatsoever.”


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