It is said that, Islam is a religion of peace.

But one would wonder why allegations of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed always attracts a death sentence.



A middle-aged man identified as Usman Buda was beaten to death by a mob for allegedly making blasphemous comments against Prophet Muhammad on June 25.

Confirming the incident to journalists, the spokesperson of the command, ASP Ahmad Rufai, said at about 9.20am on Sunday, 25th.

Religion Of Peace?

The police received a distress call that the deceased who is a Butcher, was mobbed and attacked by some Muslim faithful who inflicted serious injuries on him.


“Upon receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Area Commander Metro and DPO kwanni, led a team of policemen and all other operational commanders to the scene.

Alleged Blasphemy

On arrival, the mob escaped the scene and left the victim unconscious.

However, he was rescued and taken to Usmanu Danfodio Teaching Hospital Sokoto(UDUTH) for treatment.

After a while, he was confirmed dead at the said “Hospital”.


Rufai said calm has been restored to the area.

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He mentioned that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Hayatu Kaigama psc, has appealed to members of the public to go about their lawful activities and should not panic as the situation is under control.

“Meanwhile, Investigation is on to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.”

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