Update: Eight persons burnt to death in Abdu Gusau Polytechnic religious crisis in Zamfara

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Eight persons were burnt to death yesterday following the religious crisis that broke out at the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara in Zamfara state. According to eyewitnesses, a student who is a Christian allegedly made a blasphemous statement about Prophet Muhammad. This infuriated his Muslim colleagues who immediately descended on him, beating him to a pulp.

A Muslim man by the name Tajudeen, who tried to salvage the situation, rushed in and was able to use his car to carry the unconscious Christian student to the hospital. ‎

This infuriated the Muslim students who then went to Tajudeen’s house and burnt it down, killing eight occupants in his house.

The state governor, ‎Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of others to bury the deceased who were killed in the inferno.

Meanwhile a 12-hour curfew in the community starting from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily has been imposed by the police.

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