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For allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad, a middle-aged water seller in Sade village in the Darazo local government region of Bauchi state, Talle Mai Ruwa, was set on fire by a mob.

DAILY POST has learned that the deceased, who was taken to the village police station on Monday after his alleged blasphemous act, was forcibly taken from the outpost by a mob on Tuesday and lynched in broad daylight.

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Mai Ruwa, who was reportedly mentally disturbed, allegedly blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad on Monday when a girl came to fetch water from his borehole without his consent, an act which allegedly infuriated him and kicked his body. bucket.

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According to a source in the village who recounted what happened to reporters, the young girl begged the deceased in the name of God and the prophet to allow him to go and fetch water, but he got so angry that he would have insulted his parents and the Prophet.

This alleged blasphemy, DAILY POST learned, angered the villagers, causing tension in the village.

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“The high tension in the village on Monday prompted the village chief to take him to the village police station where he spent the night.

“The next morning the problem spread everywhere and everyone in the village was provoked. Later, a group of angry youths stormed the police outpost, overpowered the police, and grabbed Talle. He was beaten to death and his body was burnt, ”the source said.

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Another villager said that the young people, angry after beating Mai Ruwa to death, dragged her lifeless body into the village, after which they set the remains on fire and burned the body to ashes in front of her elderly mother.

At the time of filing this report, state police had yet to respond to the incident, as efforts to engage the command police public relations officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, had collapsed. proved unsuccessful.

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