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Following the recent killing of the Sokoto butcher over an alleged blasphemy, the Force Public Relations Officer, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has called on religious leaders to enlighten their followers on the issues of blasphemy against prophets.

Olumuyiwa stated this in a tweet on his verified handle, in his reaction to the killing of a Sokoto State resident, Usman Buda Mai, who was accused of degrading the personality of Prophet Muhammad.

It was reported that the deceased was beaten to death on Sunday over the alleged blasphemy, causing tension in parts of the state.

However, the Force spokesman, said although blasphemy is an offence in the nation’s constitution, the law should not be enforced by members of the public.

Sokoto: Mob kills butchers over alleged blasphemy

The Informant247 had earlier reported that Usnan Buds, a butcher, who is attached to Sokoto Abattoir, on Sunday killed, over an alleged blasphemy.

It was gathered that the victim, a native of Rugar Fulani in Gulmare Village of Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi State was reportedly killed by his fellow butchers, after allegedly making blasphemous statements on the person of Prophet Muhammad and allegedly refused to repent when asked to do so by his colleagues.

According to eye witness, who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said Usman Buda in his words aligned himself with the statement credited to Sheikh Abdul Azeez of Bauchi State, where he said he neither sought help from any mortal, including the noble prophet in Islam, except Almighty Allah.

An eyewitness furthered that when Usman was asked to review his statement and repent he said he stood by his statement and what the Sheikh said was right and he support the statement 100 per cent and this provoked the Muslim Immah around him as he was stoned to death.

Usman Buda lived at Gidan Igwe area with his family in Sokoto metropolis at the time of his death.

This incident is coming barely a year, when Deborah Samuel was killed for alleged blasphemy.

However, all efforts to reach Rufa’i Ahmed, the acting police public relations, proved abortive, despite several calls, as his line was not reachable.

Also, chairman Sokoto state Butchers Association, could not be reached also as the Abattoir was deserted shortly after the incident.

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