on Saturday a mob killed a member of a vigilant group for allegedly making derogatory remarks. The mob also reportedly burned the body.
Less than a month ago, Deborah Samuel, a student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was accused of blasphemy and killed by a mob at the school.
It has been reported that members of the Timber shed market monitoring group on the Federal Housing Estate in Abuja wanted to arrest residents who were roaming the market on Saturday mornings.
Residents reportedly asked a vigilant team to release them in the name of Allah, but one of the guards refused and reportedly commented abusively.
A salesman at the market who spoke to our reporter confidently said that the deceased was also a Muslim.
He said, “Thieves often disturb us in this market and some criminals have been fighting here but since they arrived (guards) nothing like that has happened. One of the security guards guarding the market saw some people in the market and he and his colleagues wanted to arrest them. They tell them that they are not strangers to the market and to the place.
“The security forces insisted that they be arrested. Those people had no choice but to plead for them in the name of Allah but one of the vigilant members spoke in a harsh voice and issued a derogatory statement explaining that there was no reason why they should not arrest the boys and take them to the guard office. That guard was also a Muslim from what we heard. ”
The trader explained that members of the vigilant group tried to hide their colleague who was accused of making derogatory remarks but was defeated by an angry mob.
Meanwhile, Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokeswoman Josephine Adeh told Sunday PUNCH that the situation had returned to the area, adding that monitoring and monitoring would continue.
Adeh added, “However, citizens are urged to carry out their official duties without fear or favor of any kind anywhere as a thorough investigation is underway, to establish the truth about the incident and arrest the perpetrators.”
“After receiving this information, an emergency intervention team comprising the Surveillance and Ambush of Command team from the Lugbe Divisional Police was called to the scene where the victim was rescued after being badly burned and taken to hospital. where he was pronounced dead at the scene. ”
Recounting what happened, he said, “We understand that another Ahmad Usman, a 30-year-old member of the Tippa garage in the Federal Housing Estate in the Lugbe Area of the Federal Capital Territory has been arguing with the pastor whose name so far. unknown in the same place.
“A heated argument escalated into violence that led to the assassination and burning of Ahmad Usman by an angry mob gathered by the clergy.”
A water vendor, popularly known as Talle Mai Ruwa, in Sade village in Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State was killed after allegedly insulting Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad on March 30, 2021.
In March 2007, the mother of two, Christiana Oluwasesin, was brutally murdered on March 21, 2007 after a Muslim student falsely accused her of tearing up a copy of the Quran.