President Buhari condemns religious killings in Zamfara State

By Adenike Lucas

Eight people from Talata-Mafara in Zamfara state were killed by a fanatic mob on August 22, 2016.

A man named Tajudeen was said to have rescued a Christian student from Abdu Gusau Polytechnic who was being publicly beaten by a large group of his Muslim classmates.

witnesses at the scene say, Tajudeen, a Muslim went on take the victim to the hospital.

This act of kindness was not received well, because those present reported that the mob  decided to later take their  anger out on Tajudeen’s house, by setting it on fire, which killed all  those inside at the time.

Zamfara state police spokesman Shehu Mohammed has confirmed that “the man who rescued the student and his wife were not among the dead.”

President Muhammadu Buhari who hosted US Secretary of State, John Kerry in the State House today, reacted to the killing by condemning it, saying it was “barbaric & unacceptable.”

On his official twitter account, @MBuhari, Nigeria’s President offered his condolences to the families of the victims, and he assured them “that the law will take its course.”

“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,” he added.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau has also condemned the murder, and he directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,  “to reactivate the university and polytechnic campus intelligence network to nip in the bud such violence.”


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