A vigilante group guarding the popular Timber shed market at the federal housing estate Lugbe in Abuja, was set ablaze by a mob for making blasphemous statements.
The vigilante had wanted to arrest some resident wandering around the market at the early hours of Saturday, the residents begged the vigilante group to free them in the name of Allah but it was kicked against by one of the vigilante who was said to make blasphemous statements.
Policemen were sent to calm down the scene as witnesses said the vigilante was beaten and stoned before set ablaze to death and this was the scenario that caused commotion in the Estate.
“Omo, they just killed someone and burnt him to ashes for blasphemy at Federal Housing, Lugbe, by Timber shed. This time round, it was a fellow Muslim they killed,” a witness said.
Jungle justice as a punishment for blasphemy is very common among the northerners.
The same thing was carried out on Deborah Samuel who was a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education. She was lynched by her fellow students for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.
Also, David Imoh was killed and burnt in an attack in Lekki area of Lagos on May 12, 2022 after a misunderstanding ensued over N100 balance with one of the commercial motorcyclists.
The Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has said it is a criminal offense in Islam for anyone or group of people to kill anybody through jungle justice. The group gave this disclosure during the case of Deborah Samuel.
The National President of MMPN, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun, in a statement, described the case of mob killing of the girl in Sokoto as a criminal offence in Islamic law.