A man has been killed and his body burnt at a market in Abuja over alleged blasphemy.
It was gathered that the unfortunate incident occurred at the Timber market section of Fruit Market in Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe, on Saturday afternoon, June 3.
According to Daily Trust, Eyewitnesses said the victim, a Muslim and a vigilante, was known for the act of insulting Prophet Muhammad.
A trader identified simply as Halilu who narrated the incident said, “The guy is known as Small Hundaru, that was not his first time of insulting the prophet before the action was taken.
He was caught after buying food in the market in the afternoon, because when the blasphemy occurred it was just few people who were there, then a stick was used to hut him in the head. Though he had a gun with him, it was retrieved before the beating.
Thereafter, he was stoned before he ran to the office. His colleagues at the office were aware but they couldn’t shield him due to the number of people that chased him. After he was unconscious, petrol was poured over him and not to stoke any fear in the market, he was burnt in front of the office.”
Below is a clip from the scene courtesy AIT:-
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