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How Butcher Was Killed Over Alleged Blasphemy In Sokoto | READ DETAILS


How Butcher Was Killed Over Alleged Blasphemy In Sokoto | READ DETAILS

A butcher, identified as Usman Buda, has been killed by extremist muslims for allegedly blaspheming against the Islamic Prophet Mohammed in Sokoto State.

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Buda was said to have blasphemed Mohammed during an argument with another trader at about 8am on Sunday at the Sokoto main Abattoir.

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Angered by the said comment made by Buda trice, the angry mob descended on him, beat him till he became unconscious while they fled the scene.

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Operatives of the state police command who arrived the scene of the incident rushed the victim to the Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital, where he died during treatment.



Reacting to the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, said efforts were on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

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He said;

“A distress call was received around 09.20am that one Usman Buda of the Gwandu Local Government Area, a butcher at the Sokoto Abattoir, allegedly blasphemed the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). As a result, he was mobbed and attacked.

“Upon receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Area Commander Metro and Divisional Police Officer, Kwanni, led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders to the scene.

“On arrival, the mob escaped the scene and left the victim unconscious where he was rescued and taken to the Usmanu Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital Sokoto for treatment and was later confirmed dead. Meanwhile, an investigation is on to arrest the perpetrators.”

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