Gusau - Eight students were burnt to death by a mob on Monday at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara, Zamfara state, following alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed by a student of the college, reports Sahara Reporters.
The incident occurred when a male student was alleged to have committed blasphemy during an exchange of words with his friend, a Muslim adherent, which caused tension in the school.
When the accused saw the danger to his life, he ran to a house to hide himself.
However, his assailants forcefully gained entrance and set the house ablaze, killing their target and all the seven people inside, reports NewsDay
The school authorities immediately closed down the institution, while the Zamfara State Police Command imposed an indefinite curfew on the town.
- News 24