How Zamfara ‘blasphemy’ mob killings occurred

President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)
President Muhammadu Buhari (Photo credit: www.ibtimes.co.uk)

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained further details of the killings in the Talata Marafa town of Zamfara State, where eight residents were burnt to death by a mob suspected to be students of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic.

The details emerged just as President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the killings and promised justice for victims of the incident.

Some students of the polytechnic reportedly burnt down a house in which eight persons resident there were all burnt to death.

The president on Tuesday said via his twitter handle that he “received news of the mob killings in Zamfara with great dismay” calling it “barbaric and unacceptable.”

The President also tweeted “I assure that the law will take its course. My prayers are with the families of the victims.

“Under my watch we will work to ensure that there is no place for violence in the name of religion, ethnicity, or in any guise whatsoever,” he said.

How the incident occurred

PREMIUM TIMES spoke to a resident of Talata Mafara, Salisu Mafara on Tuesday. He said trouble began when a student of the Polytechnic was accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

“The young man was a Muslim before he converted to Christianity and fellow students always accused him of saying nasty things about Islam.

“However, he reportedly said terrible things about the prophet and the students around descended on him and he was seriously injured,” he said.

Mr. Mafara said another resident of the town who speaks the same language with the accused student came to his rescue.

“When they noticed that he was not moving at all, they thought he was dead, but one man who is from the same tribe with him now came and took him to hospital in his car.

“When the mob got to know what happened, they now began to rush to the General Hospital. However, that man just dropped the boy in the hospital and left.

“But before the mob could reach the hospital, another young man, who is an indigene of Mafara, but is a boyfriend to the sister of the attacked student, reached the Hospital before them and took away the injured man before the mob got there.

“When they reached the hospital and realised that the injured man was not there they came back to town and when they saw the vehicle used in taking him to the Hospital the first time, they burnt it down.

“They also went to the man’s House and burnt it down with all the occupants inside. About eight people were in the house and they all died,” he said.

Mr. Mafara also said three other persons may have died when security agents opened fire on the crowd that became uncontrollable.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Police in the state, Mohammed Shehu said a state security council meeting was held immediately after the incident and a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed.

He also said security was heightened in the town and that everywhere was now calm.

He however, failed to confirm the burning of the house and the killing of occupants.

He said his attention was needed by the Commissioner of Police, Adoge Gabriel, and be abruptly ended the call.

Subsequent efforts to speak with him failed as he did not answer calls or respond to a text message.

A source in Talata Mafara also told us that Governor Abdulaziz Yari, who is from Talata Mafara, was in the town when the incident happened.

The government is however, yet to issue a statement on the incident.

However, the authorities of the Polytechnic has closed the school until further notice.

The Zamfara killing occurred two months after a woman was killed in Kano after she was accused of blasphemy, and a month after a female preacher was killing in the Kubwa area of Abuja by yet unknown persons.

KOWA Party condemns killings

Meanwhile, one of Nigeria’s opposition parties, KOWA, has condemned the killings.

In a statement Tuesday, the National Youth Leader of the party, Jude ‘Feranmi, described the killing as barbaric and called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.

Mr. ‘Feranmi said, “Our condolences are with the people of Zamfara state and the families and loved ones of those who have been killed unjustly in the recent killings by some hoodlums who are hiding under the auspices of religion.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the recent killings of innocent Nigerians by religious bigots who have taken to barbarism to break the law and deny their fellow denizens in Zamfara state the fundamental right to life.

“We state here categorically that the right to life, which is as sacrosanctly entrenched in Chapter 4 Section 33 of our constitution under the fundamental rights of citizens, of those who were killed in the act has been denied.

“Such acts are not and should not be condoled by any persons or group of persons under any umbrella whatsoever in our society. Acts like these are condemnable and should be taken seriously by our law enforcement agencies to ensure that the culprits are all brought to justice and made to suffer for their crimes.

“It is high time for a clear message to be sent by the law enforcement agencies that these criminal acts will be severely punished and that culprits will be brought to justice and this clear message must as a matter of urgency be words backed with ACTION.

“Just recently, the killings in Kano and Abuja of innocent Nigerians have not been meted with the justice that those individuals and their families deserve.

“Previous cases of these kind of barbaric acts have been treated without urgency thereby prolonging the justice needed to communicate to intending criminals that such acts will be handled seriously.

“The National Orientation Agency also needs to as a matter of urgency begin a programme that is focused on religious intolerance and the laws of the land on those who think it necessary to deliver judgements on acts of blasphemy.

“We cannot continue to live like barbarians and keep losing the lives and properties of innocent citizens in acts like this. Acts like this should NOT be tolerated and as much as we will not wish this act that has now turned into a recurrent act away, We need to back words with action.”

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  • Tammy Brown

    This should not just be left to the security agencies. It is the responsibility of the Sultan of Sokoto to use his network to fish out the perpetrators of this evil. The Sultan can easily work with Islamic preachers and leaders in every part of the North to fish out the culprits. The Sultan posses the instrument of intelligence in this context. Failure to do the needful by the Sultan is tantamount to gross support of Muslim extremism. If the Sultan is truly tolerant as alleged by the US Secretary of State, he should immediately work with Islamic leaders and preachers in Zamfara State to fish out the evildoers.

    Thank you!

    • Sunny Omoragbon

      Christians have been turning the other cheek for so long in Nigeria…

      • Tammy Brown

        Turning the other cheek simply means to love our enemies and not to be vindictive. It does not erode the necessity of justice and punishment because God punishes even those HE loves. The import here is that as Christians, we should not overlook injustice but love our enemies even when administering due punishment for their evil. The goal here is to reprove and not destroy. As a christian it is your responsibility to ensure the laws of the land are adhered to by everyone. We should never desist from calling for due retribution upon these misguided extremists. In the same vein we should seek their total repentance and not utter destruction. Probably when they are in jail they someday might see the folly of their wicked ways and turn to the father of Celestial Light.

        Thank you

        • HAMZA

          …..do not deceive yourself, retaliate in an equal measure for there is no harm in doing so, But even Islam encourages the offended to forgive, for it is better in sight of Allah!!!

        • Godfrey Etokebe

          When they kill your brother or sister JUST to GO to JAIL, is that JUSTICE?

          What does turning the other cheek means in this context?

        • Guest

          You should also educate your fellow Jesus worshipers to learn how to respect and not to insult or blasphemed the prophet of Islam . They have the right to worship Jesus or stone or cow or any object of their choice, but they have no right to insult and blasphemed the holy prophet of Islam.

          • Tammy Brown

            Why are you fighting for your prophet and your religion? Allow your prophet fight or your god fight those who insult them. The earlier Muslims like you understand that the world existed before Islam the better for everyone. The earlier you all understand that the world does not revolve around Islam the better. There are other religions and other belief systems that do not enforce their will on others. You are not different from a terrorist! Why are Muslims so irrational when their religion is attacked? So you equate insult with death? Even to those who are not Muslims? By God you are beyond redemption. We all know it is never good to insult anyone including Muslims, their prophet or their god. However let your prophet and your god fight against those who insult your religion. Christians and their master Jesus are insulted and mocked everyday. Yet nobody kills the offenders. If any Muslim is so provoked to the point of killing anyone who insults your religion then her or she must face due retribution for their crimes.

          • Guest

            You want compare Islam and other religions? You are wrong Islam is superior to every other religion you can think , any body that can be so daft as to insult the prophet Islam such a person is a misfit to human society so he/ she does deserves to live.

          • Tammy Brown

            You are a terrorist. Superiority of religion, killing anyone who challenges your religion are the indices of Muslim extremism. How many Muslims are converted by the Koran? The reason for the astronomical growth of Muslims is their large birthrate and NOT the contents of the Koran. Without marrying four wives and giving birth to multiple children Islam will not spread but decline. On the contrary, Christianity grew and continues to grow because of the power of Jesus and the truth his message brings. If you doubt this then STOP:

            1. Compelling people to accept Islam.
            2. Stop killing and threatening former Muslims who convert to Christianity.
            3. Stop fighting Christians whenever they evangelize in Muslim populated country/lands/regions/.

            If you stop the above you will see how powerful the Christian God is to fight for himself. I mean no insult to Muslims, however the truth must be said and I challenge any Muslim with superior argument to table it down for analysis.

            Thank you!

          • Onike24

            You are not a Muslim; you are a Mohammedan.

    • Reginald Dandeson

      Well said.

  • Dan Fulani

    it is not news when a dog bites a man, but it is news when a man bites a dog.
    Where is the CAN press?

    • HAMZA

      ….Southern CAN has abandoned Northern CAN long time ago!!!

  • omo56

    Are these killers just blood thirsty or are they the truly following the edicts of the Koran and Hadith? Do the Koran and Hadith support their actions? If so, then the world has a big problem. If not when will Islamic leaders come out to condemn such violent acts in the name of Islam?

    Do these killers have productive jobs? What kind of social media do they employ to convey news of the blasphemy
    and to gather in mass to kill

    Just like the Fulani herdsmen, these killers will go scot free

    And the pacifier which our president will give us as answer to all these killings is that he is fighting corruption

  • Freedom Bini

    Our President cannot do anything about the death because Zamfara is Sharia State. Sharia permits death penalty for blasphemy.

    • Egbesu Pikin

      @freedombini:disqus

      I want to appeal to MASSOB, MEND AND AVENGERS to be fully prepared to defend their oil wealth.
      Nigerian Muslims cannot succeed with a covert plan for ISLAMIC STATE without access to oil fields.
      The burning of Christians all around is enough signal to the wise that barbarians are at the gates.
      A battle in defence of one’s own land is just warunder international law. One more river to cross!

      • persona

        Please nail Alhaji Asari Dokubo to the cross. He subscribes to violence and his religion is what you just attacked. In the spirit of one love, whatever you do to Asari, the northern Muslims will accept as their portion.

  • Solo

    ISLAMISM IS THE PROBLEM WITH NIGERIA. IT IS A SAVAGE IDEOLOGY THAT ANY ILLITERATE
    WITH SMELLY MOUTH WHO’s NOT HAD HIS BATH FOR WEEKS MUST RULE NIGERIA AS MUSLIM.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    What a barbaric action coming from the northern part of the country, we are in war with BOKO HARAM another nuisances are killing in the name of religion. Government must not and cannot sit down and watch some thugs killing innocent people.What are the differences between these animals in human skin and Bandits called BOKO HARAM. WE ARE EXPECTING JUSTICE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

    • Mufu Ola

      What of all the ritual activities& lies by the pastors in the South? What’s d difference?

      • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

        Have you ever seen anyone from south western Nigeria killing members of their family in the name of religion? Am a Catholic and have members of my family that are Muslims, the difference is clear. What happened at Zamfara is terrorism of highest grade.

        • Mufu Ola

          I know Catholics are different,more rational than other Christian sects.

  • ogechi

    AbdulAziz Yaro Boko Is the Vagabond who orchestrated the Masacre….Muslims are Satans

    • HAMZA

      Majority Muslims are not Satan, just like it is a fact that not all of Christians are godly!!!

  • Maria

    What is the difference between thss and boko haram? Moslems are mostly terrorists.

    • Mufu Ola

      So also are Christians.No different between the two.

      • Maria

        When did you read that christians killed people because of blasphemy? Please, educate me.

    • Wale Bolodeoku

      Boko Haram is the logical conclusion of Islam and its doctrine of mass murder.

  • fash

    Any god that that cannot fight for himself is a coward

    • HAMZA

      ……but Allah is He, The Only One God, The Lord of the universe…..He is not in need for anybody to fight for Him. You are however entitled to your own personal postulation about Allah!!!

      • Ayinde

        Beautiful allah is He, but really wonder why the fighting and killing all in the name of fighting for God. If truly you admit and confess He is God as you claim, and that he is the lord of the universe, and possibly the creator then why fight for the creator of both the universe and we the inhabitants of the same universe. Think something is wrong with such doctrine and teaching of fighting for Allah and the so called offence of blasphemy. Just thinking aloud.

        • Zrad_LoneWolfe

          Islam is a religion of peace… Spreading the message one body at a time.

      • Epsilon_Delta

        Your allah is a Jihadist! Come get me!

    • Reginald Dandeson

      Are you really ok?

    • Wale Bolodeoku

      @ fash.
      To the contrary any god that cannot defend itself is dead, as in D.E.A.D!

      • fash

        Nigeria is a secular state and anyone who feel otherwise should move elsewhere, God bless Nigeria

  • Arabakpura

    After burning the house and killing the people, did they see Allah?

    • HAMZA

      ….and they may not even see Him, till eternity!!!

  • Etomi

    The killings by Muslims will remain like this for all times until Christ returns to send Satan to hell!!!

    Have this at the back of your mind always: Islam is a lunar (or rather lunatic) system of faith….and perhaps that explains all this…

    Islam is a dark satanic cult masquerading as light for the most part….

    Even the moderate adherents of the faith have no explanations for why so much blood trail their religion; or they just push or live in denial and bury their heads in the sand like ostrich pretending that all is well with their religion…..

    They push only excuses or specious or tendentious arguments to oversimplify a serious disorder….

    And in the public space, political correctness has managed to stifle action that could have been deployed to solving the woes being inflicted by the pernicious system of thought, which happens to turn otherwise good human beings into nothing but short-fused, blood-thirsty demons….

    • Ayinde

      Obviously you possibly have not read or so. Its not muslim killing muslim, but muslim killing a Christian and a Yoruba. The height of intolerance in this administration is unfathomed, yet the President and his team seems not addressing the issue. In fact he feels less concern.
      Why such a barbaric action without they being made to face the law for acting with impunity. Indeed this nation has never being so fracture since after the civil war.

      • Mufu Ola

        So religious killings just started. Abi?Are u in Nigeria since or u just come? Instead of finding solution to issue some people depart to irrelevance. People must learn to conduct themselves reasonably especially when you’re not in your immediate environment. Why didn’t he just practice his so called religion & stop unnecessary arguement i.e. if it true he “blasphemed” Islam.Getting too hooked on religion land most in problems.Both foreseen & unforeseen.

        • Ayinde

          yes i agree its not just starting. but what is the solution to some one or group that are just intolerant of others views without resort to violence . Yet defending “god’.

          • Guest

            The solution is simple! Stop the insult and blasphemy of the holy prophet of Islam .

          • delta K

            You mean Muhammad or Allah the pervert

      • delta K

        They only respond when jihadist buhari is name bingo

    • Mufu Ola

      No Jesus is coming to anywhere.Stop all these brain draining. Jesus died when he died & that’s the end.Any fantasy about somebody coming is fool’s paradise.

      • Etomi

        I am a Christian….I am a person of a beautiful faith….I never knew anything about Jesus, but as is recounted to me in the account of him in the Holy Book to which I subscribe, THE BIBLE.

        Born of God, Jesus was conceived by a virgin, Mary….

        The power of the miraculous gave him birth; he died as a Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world; he resurrected from the dead by the miraculous…he levitated to the heavens, with a stern promise that he will return to put Satan, the deceiver and harbinger of death and darkness, in his place….

        I am a Bible-believer….I believe that Christ is returning before long to restore all things to the Ideal…..

        If you choose to live in disbelieve, that is your cup of agbo!

        • Guest

          You are deluded !

          • Etomi

            How about you moron…..

            MUMU!

          • Guest

            You are suffering from spiritual blindness ,you are under the control of Satan ! Can you proof me wrong ? Yes you can, if only you can identify this lie written in the Bible.
            1 . ll Samuel 24:1 “Again the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He moved David against them to say , ‘Go, number Israel and Judah”.
            2.l Chronicles 21:1 States , Now SATAN stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel”.
            Now the question is who moved David to number Israel LORD or SATAN? One of the above statements is a LIE ! Can you identify the lie here written in the so called book of God ? Do it to prove to me that you are not spitual deaf ,dumb and blind.

      • Olusola

        How about Muhammed, he died and decayed, is that not so and his grave is well known, the tomb of Jesus is empty mind you. Tell fellow moslems (Imale) to allow allah fight for himself if he is god. I cannot fight for any god, not even Jesus. He can fight for himself if ever insulted.

        • Reginald Dandeson

          You are terribly wrong, my dear.

        • Mufu Ola

          Empty tomb? Magic at work.

      • Saleh Michael

        Friend, do not criticize or talk about things you do not know well. The mysteries of God are far beyond all your wildest imaginations. God Himself did put you to task when He advised that we should,’ taste and see that He is Good.’I bet if you do this sincerely, you will never doubt Him ever again. Come put Him to the test!

  • Truth Justice Equity

    Buhari Na today? You promised justice for more than 800 agatu people murdered by Fulani herdsmen to whom you are their patron, 50 nimbo people murdered in cold blood in their homes,73 old woman murdered by boko haram brothers in Kano,woman preacher murdered by the same boko haram brothers in Abuja,an IBO man murdered by the same boko haram brothers in suleja Niger state etc buhari these souls are still crying for justice from you,when will you do justice .it is very very sad that
    this is a government lacking in integrity, honesty and sincerity .there is no body that will ever rely on the information coming out from this people. This government have never been truthful even for once.from the denial of their campaign promises with which they scammed Nigerians ,to peddling malicious falsehoods against their predecessors to lying about their performance in office to living in denial about their acts of misgovernment .this government is completely bankrupt in every virtue of governance .what a pity .Nigeria have entered one chance bus.

  • George

    When all these were going on where were the police, I mean the nearest police station, army,,,,SHAME MUSLIMS.

  • Igodomigo Suleman

    ISLAM: THE CRIMES OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD

    Muslims are sanctified by the blood of murdered kafirs. If the prophet of Islam, Mohammed, was alive today he would be sitting on death row somewhere waiting for his execution.

    What is important to understand is that none of these depraved and criminal acts are seen as crimes to Muslims, except if they are committed by someone else. They are all holy, divine acts that their own prophet indulged in and therefore they have been given the stamp of validation as the moral code to be emulated by all Muslim men. They are all Sunna [The traditional portion of Muslim law based on Muhammad’s words or acts, accepted (together with the Koran) as authoritative by Muslims].

    Molested his wife – six-year-old Baby Aisha. One of Baby Aisha’s wifely duties was to clean semen stains from the prophet’s clothes. The prophet would take a bath with Baby Aisha and ‘thigh’ with Baby Aisha, meaning she was too small to be penetrated so he would take his penis and rub it up and down her thighs and against her vagina. Being a man of ‘mercy’ he did not penetrate Baby Aisha until she was nine.
    Raped Baby Aisha when she was nine (texts have altered her age when Muslims could not explain why their prophet married and consummated the marriage with a small child. Koranic texts makes it clear that Mohammed married her when she was six years old. For a marriage to be legally deemed valid it had to be sexually consummated. The Hadith clearly proves that Mohammed was a notorious pedophile). Advocated sex with baby girls.
    Raped a retarded woman. Murdered a woman. Had sex with his dead aunt.
    Captured women and raped them. Kept women as sex slaves. Muhammad had sex with 61 women: many he raped. There is no consensual sex between a child girl and a man. There is no consensual sex between a master and his sex slave. There is no consensual sex between a woman conquered in war and her husband conqueror. All such sexual acts are rape. RAPE IS RAPE.
    Had eleven wives at one time. Sexually abused his wives. Raped his wives. Forced sex during their menstruation including Baby Aisha. Mentally abused his wives. Can you imagine taking a child (or any aged woman) and molesting with your hand/fist her menstruating vagina?
    Beheaded his enemies. 600/900 Jewish men at one massacre. Had Jewish boys as young as 13 years old beheaded after pulling down their pants and inspecting groin for pubic hair.
    Ordered the murder, torture, terrorization of Christians and Jews if they did not convert to Islam. Forced Christians and Jews from Saudi Arabia (the mass exile).
    Assassinated people for insulting him or Islam. Established totalitarian rule. Had followers and their families burnt alive in their homes for missing prayer.
    Ordered the extermination, torture and terrorization of kafirs. Instigated 60 massacres and personally participated in 27 of them.
    Owned and sold slaves. Enslaved women and children.
    Called his black slaves pug noses and compared them to Satan.
    Treated his black slaves as beasts of burden.
    Lied and cheated. Mohammed encouraged his men to lie to deceive someone in order to get what he wanted.
    Caused division and hatred. Ordered no befriending with Christians and Jews.
    Subjugated and oppressed Muslim women. Required them to cover their faces.
    Married his daughter–in–law.
    Approved prostitution.
    Encouraged the rape of women in front of their husbands.
    Recommended wife beating. Hit his wife – Baby Aisha.
    Murdered prisoners of war. Committed acts of terror.
    Advocated suicide attacks.
    Executed apostates and homosexuals.
    Beat children who didn’t pray. Abolished adoption.
    Honor killings of Muslim women and children.
    Beat alcoholics. Lied.
    Stoned adulators to death. Stoned a woman to death after she had given birth.
    Ordered thief’s hands/feet chopped off.
    Tortured a man out of greed.
    Looted and plundered.
    Preached hate for people of other religions.
    Extorted money from other religions
    Forced conversions to Islam
    Allowed his companions to execute, behead, rape and enslave.
    .

    References to prophet Mohammed’s crimes:

    Hat tip to our reader Craig for the due diligence in providing the references to these claims.

    — Muhammad’s marriage to 6yr old Aisha-(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234 and 236).

    — Aisha cleans Muhammad’s semen stains-(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229-233),

    — Muhammad fondling Aisha during her ‘Menses’- (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298-300, Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0270)

    — Muhammad liked to have intercourse with Aisha and his other wives when they were menstruating (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0577-0579),

    — He also loved to recite the Quran when his wives were in Menses while lying between their legs!-(Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 296), (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 639)

    — Muhammad married his adopted Son’s wife called ‘Zaynab’ after lusting for her and then banned Adoption in Islam- (Surah 33:37,Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 305, Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3330, Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 516,The History of Al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein, 1997], Volume VIII, pp. 2-3)

    — Muhammad having sex with his dead Aunt in the Grave-( “Kanz Al Umal” (The Treasure of the Workers, by Ali Ibn Husam Aldin, commonly known as Al-Mutaki Al-Hindi. He based his book on the hadiths and sayings listed in “Al-Jami Al-Saghir,” written by Jalal ul-Din Al-Suyuti.)

    — ‘I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I slept with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib’… The prophet was referring to Fatima , the mother of Ali. “The Arabic word used here for slept is “Id’tajat,” and literally means “lay down” with her. It is often used to mean, “Lay down to have sex.”

    — Muhammad and the Quran sanctioned sex with your wives and ‘married’ slave girls-(Quran – 70:22-30, 23:5,6, 4:24, 33:50), — Muhammad speaks of sex with Slave Girls- (Sahih Bukhari – Volume 3, #432, Volume 9, #506, Volume 5, #637, Sahih Muslim, Volume 2, #3371)

    — Muhammad disagreed with ‘coitus interruptus’ with slave girls- he supported RAPE.

    — Muhammad forces a 17 yr old Jewish girl called Safiyyah to marry him and rapes her on the same day her husband and family are killed in the battle of Khaibar (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 522, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 367).

    — Al Tabari reported in his (‘The History of al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam’, Translated by Michael Fishbein) that even some of Muhammad’s wives and companions were shocked that he forced Safiyyah to marry him after beheading her husband, brother and father.

  • Idris

    Burning the house and the occupants is wrong. The man that committed the crime of blasphmying the prophet got what he deserve. We Muslim should not be apologetic about that. Any body that blaspheme the prophet and the Quraan the punishment is death. The death sentence is to be enforce by any or all Muslims within the vicinity of the crime.

    • Ismaila

      Death to Mohammed and the quaran and you. why kill innocent persons

    • Ismaila

      ISLAM: WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW – THE CRIMES OF “HOLY” PROPHET MUHAMMAD

      Muslims are sanctified by the blood of murdered kafirs. If the prophet of Islam, Mohammed, was alive today he would be sitting on death row somewhere waiting for his execution.

      What is important to understand is that none of these depraved and criminal acts are seen as crimes to Muslims, except if they are committed by someone else. They are all holy, divine acts that their own prophet indulged in and therefore they have been given the stamp of validation as the moral code to be emulated by all Muslim men. They are all Sunna [The traditional portion of Muslim law based on Muhammad’s words or acts, accepted (together with the Koran) as authoritative by Muslims].

      Molested his wife – six-year-old Baby Aisha. One of Baby Aisha’s wifely duties was to clean semen stains from the prophet’s clothes. The prophet would take a bath with Baby Aisha and ‘thigh’ with Baby Aisha, meaning she was too small to be penetrated so he would take his penis and rub it up and down her thighs and against her vagina. Being a man of ‘mercy’ he did not penetrate Baby Aisha until she was nine.
      Raped Baby Aisha when she was nine (texts have altered her age when Muslims could not explain why their prophet married and consummated the marriage with a small child. Koranic texts makes it clear that Mohammed married her when she was six years old. For a marriage to be legally deemed valid it had to be sexually consummated. The Hadith clearly proves that Mohammed was a notorious pedophile). Advocated sex with baby girls.
      Raped a retarded woman. Murdered a woman. Had sex with his dead aunt.
      Captured women and raped them. Kept women as sex slaves. Muhammad had sex with 61 women: many he raped. There is no consensual sex between a child girl and a man. There is no consensual sex between a master and his sex slave. There is no consensual sex between a woman conquered in war and her husband conqueror. All such sexual acts are rape. RAPE IS RAPE.
      Had eleven wives at one time. Sexually abused his wives. Raped his wives. Forced sex during their menstruation including Baby Aisha. Mentally abused his wives. Can you imagine taking a child (or any aged woman) and molesting with your hand/fist her menstruating vagina?
      Beheaded his enemies. 600/900 Jewish men at one massacre. Had Jewish boys as young as 13 years old beheaded after pulling down their pants and inspecting groin for pubic hair.
      Ordered the murder, torture, terrorization of Christians and Jews if they did not convert to Islam. Forced Christians and Jews from Saudi Arabia (the mass exile).
      Assassinated people for insulting him or Islam. Established totalitarian rule. Had followers and their families burnt alive in their homes for missing prayer.
      Ordered the extermination, torture and terrorization of kafirs. Instigated 60 massacres and personally participated in 27 of them.
      Owned and sold slaves. Enslaved women and children.
      Called his black slaves pug noses and compared them to Satan.
      Treated his black slaves as beasts of burden.
      Lied and cheated. Mohammed encouraged his men to lie to deceive someone in order to get what he wanted.
      Caused division and hatred. Ordered no befriending with Christians and Jews.
      Subjugated and oppressed Muslim women. Required them to cover their faces.
      Married his daughter–in–law.
      Approved prostitution.
      Encouraged the rape of women in front of their husbands.
      Recommended wife beating. Hit his wife – Baby Aisha.
      Murdered prisoners of war. Committed acts of terror.
      Advocated suicide attacks.
      Executed apostates and homosexuals.
      Beat children who didn’t pray. Abolished adoption.
      Honor killings of Muslim women and children.
      Beat alcoholics. Lied.
      Stoned adulators to death. Stoned a woman to death after she had given birth.
      Ordered thief’s hands/feet chopped off.
      Tortured a man out of greed.
      Looted and plundered.
      Preached hate for people of other religions.
      Extorted money from other religions
      Forced conversions to Islam
      Allowed his companions to execute, behead, rape and enslave.
      .

      References to prophet Mohammed’s crimes:

      Hat tip to our reader Craig for the due diligence in providing the references to these claims.

      — Muhammad’s marriage to 6yr old Aisha-(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234 and 236).

      — Aisha cleans Muhammad’s semen stains-(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229-233),

      — Muhammad fondling Aisha during her ‘Menses’- (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298-300, Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0270)

      — Muhammad liked to have intercourse with Aisha and his other wives when they were menstruating (Sahih Muslim, Book 003, Number 0577-0579),

      — He also loved to recite the Quran when his wives were in Menses while lying between their legs!-(Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 296), (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 639)

      — Muhammad married his adopted Son’s wife called ‘Zaynab’ after lusting for her and then banned Adoption in Islam- (Surah 33:37,Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 305, Sahih Muslim, Book 008, Number 3330, Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 93, Number 516,The History of Al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam, translated by Michael Fishbein, 1997], Volume VIII, pp. 2-3)

      — Muhammad having sex with his dead Aunt in the Grave-( “Kanz Al Umal” (The Treasure of the Workers, by Ali Ibn Husam Aldin, commonly known as Al-Mutaki Al-Hindi. He based his book on the hadiths and sayings listed in “Al-Jami Al-Saghir,” written by Jalal ul-Din Al-Suyuti.)

      — ‘I (Muhammad) put on her my shirt that she may wear the clothes of heaven, and I slept with her in her coffin (grave) that I may lessen the pressure of the grave. She was the best of Allah’s creatures to me after Abu Talib’… The prophet was referring to Fatima , the mother of Ali. “The Arabic word used here for slept is “Id’tajat,” and literally means “lay down” with her. It is often used to mean, “Lay down to have sex.”

      — Muhammad and the Quran sanctioned sex with your wives and ‘married’ slave girls-(Quran – 70:22-30, 23:5,6, 4:24, 33:50), — Muhammad speaks of sex with Slave Girls- (Sahih Bukhari – Volume 3, #432, Volume 9, #506, Volume 5, #637, Sahih Muslim, Volume 2, #3371)

      — Muhammad disagreed with ‘coitus interruptus’ with slave girls- he supported RAPE.

      — Muhammad forces a 17 yr old Jewish girl called Safiyyah to marry him and rapes her on the same day her husband and family are killed in the battle of Khaibar (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 522, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 367).

      — Al Tabari reported in his (‘The History of al-Tabari: The Victory of Islam’, Translated by Michael Fishbein) that even some of Muhammad’s wives and companions were shocked that he forced Safiyyah to marry him after beheading her husband, brother and father.

    • Gabriel Olasebikan

      @usaidris:disqus-i am disappointed in your comments.If you who seems and sounds educated talk and reason like this,what should we expect from those in the streets that have no education? How different are you from them? And again Idris,what is your position on those burnt alive? What is their offence?

    • Etomi

      1d1ot!

      If we are to use your measuring-rod, all Muslims, beginning with the armed bandit and pedophile called Mohammed, the vile prophet of Allah (SATAN), deserve to be beheaded and their bodies fed to wild pigs…

      Why?

      Because they subscribe to the heliolatrous religion of Islam, whose “holy” book (the Koran) is a malodorous condensate of heretical blasphemies, lies and the promotion of hate….

      A religion (thousands of years younger that the Judeo-Christian system) that has the audacity to deny that Jesus is the Son of God; a religion that denies that Jesus died and resurrected from the dead; a religion that claims that Christ’s promise of the return of the Holy Spirit on his disciples following his departure was fulfilled in the emergence of the lower-than-swine Mohamed, etc, is nothing but a blasphemous heresy!!!!

      A religion that denies the Triune nature of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (the God of Israel) is mendacious heresy….

      Islam is the denial of the Word of God that was inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, for which Christ stated that he who blasphemes the Holy Spirti shall never be forgiven….

      A religion that elevates and glorifies a very morally depraved pervert as its prophet and as the best among men is an irremediable deviancy….

      Good a thing, though, that the Bible had warned of the emergence of such a crap and disorientation like Islam at such a time as this….

      The Bible noted that like darkness, Islam would throw its weight around first, but for a while; adding that that its swift destruction would come inevitably; and it would be before long……

      It is f00ls that have allowed Islam to flourish because they pander to its devious system of blackmailing every body to submission….a useless religion of hell that claims a monopoly of violence….

      Wait for it: the final showdown against darkness is in the offing and the antichrist and his perverted prophet and system shall be disgraced and blown away under God’s unalloyed wrath!!!!!!

    • Saleh Michael

      Remember my dear friend, Nigeria is a SECULAR STATE. If you want to live by such lslamic injunctions then you DON’T belong here! Go to Iran, Indonesia or any other Islamic nation. I tell you time is coming when we shall as a people not condone this animosity you show to people of other faiths. Your comment shows that you would have ‘thrown the first stone’ to your shame!

    • Pius

      I wish president buhari will say the truth like you about the killings

    • delta K

      Bastard I bought a Koran and use it to wipe my behind, I urinate on the evil Koran, your so called Allah Muhammad is a pervert, too bad I am typing from a phone would have sent you caricature of your pervert Muhammad. Now do your worst, salvage almajiri

    • Okey Agugua

      Terror alert. Someone should flag this potential terrorist down. You guys deserves your own country and you must have it sooner than later.

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      And do you know what the Quran says about apostasy? There seems to be confusion in some Muslim groups that will kill apostates while the Quran says that divine punishments will come to those who do it multiple times. Plus you call for death for blasphemy. So I suppose that you do support the Sharia agenda by default and of course the destruction of Nigeria that will come with it and your possible demise in that very bloody process. I think you should be apologetic about this if not for any other reason. Let us not forget that Islamists like yourself blasphemy Christianity all the time. Perhaps you should die for that. Wouldn’t you like that?

    • Wale Bolodeoku

      In that case it is legitimate to call ALL Muslims TERRORISTS!
      The moment you have to kill to defend your god ( who is so powerless to defend itself) you are a TERRORIST. Shikena!

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        What is terrorism?

    • emmanuel

      Your prophet was a rogue, rapist, arsonist, perversed, riotous and an adulterer. It suffice to say that anyone who make friend with, follow or worship such a character must posses a large trait if insanity!

    • MrNigeria

      The god of the prophet and qu’ran should defend itself if it’s blasphemed.

    • Onike24

      You are a disgrace to yourself and I as a Muslim, feel so ashamed of your comments! In the Qu’ran is there the crime of blasphemy against the Prophet? Is the Prophet not a man? Is he Allah? Shame on you and your murdering ilk. Also does the Qu’ran sanction mob action? You know nothing.

    • 一番偉いは俺だよ

      Are you aware that Nigeria is a secular State?There is no where that’s written in the constitution of this country that you can judge and kill anybody because of blasphemy.This is 21st century,man ,wake up,don’t be stuck with time.
      We are not in the 50’s.There are Muslims in the United States,UK ,in any sane society you can’t kill anybody at will,pegging it on blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed (Peace Be Unto Him).Because those countries are not under Sharia Law. So ,why in Nigeria?.

    • onyema22ohaka

      You mean your satanic prophet? War be upon his name!

  • Ladi Akindele

    Once again……for how long will we continue to turn the other cheek??!!

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Time to amend the gospel

  • Watch man

    “The young man was a Muslim before he converted to Christianity and fellow students always accused him of saying nasty things about Islam.
    “However, he reportedly said terrible things about the prophet and the students around descended on him and he was seriously injured,” he said.

    What are the “nasty things” and “terrible things” he said? This act by this group of blood thirsty vampires is worse than what was obtainable in the Mesozoic era. Any group of religionists that go about murdering fellow humans in this fashion can only be adherents of Baal and Beelzebub. They must be caged.

  • Guest

    INTELLECTUALS ARE ASKING QUESTION,

    • F.L. X

      Why Angola banned ISLAM in their country

      Angola two years ago banned Islam as a cult of hate-breeders instead of a
      religion it pretends to be. There’s no other religion calling on its adherents to kill
      all non-adherents all over the world as a present-day duty. Only Islam does so.

      If Muslims do not renounce genocide voluntarily, and if Muslims take the killing
      Christians as obligatory, then the Muslims will invite global reprisals of
      equal measures on themselves and on their families.

      The U.N will soon get fed up
      and take the obvious step of banning Islam as it had banned Nazism. Freedom
      of religion under U.N Charter excludes freedom of genocide the Muslims practise
      as Islam.

      • Pius

        not just Angola, Japan and Czech republic also banned Islam

        • 一番偉いは俺だよ

          Mosque is in the heart of Tokyo,there are Muslims in Japan.Albeit ,the Japanese discourage Islam and Christianity.

          • Mufu Ola

            And they are very progressive even without pandering to any religion.

          • 一番偉いは俺だよ

            My brother,religion is our colossal problem after corruption.As if we were cursed.

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        Hear yourselves.
        Do those countries you mentioned practice animism?

      • Guest

        You are a born f00l.

  • John Adewale

    Premium Times Editor,

    Decent people will never like to be associated even remotely with murderous genocide.
    Muslims need a similar sense of shame as their congregants run amok in singlets like lunatics;
    killing people they’ve never met, raping women at will, and shouting Allahu Akbar for barbaric conduct.
    Muslims even behead, as if they are in sport. I cannot allow my children move near such barbaric Islam.
    Whenever i see Muslims i envision animals and beasts; illiterates, thieves, street urchins and murderers.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Your character defines you.
      It takes an animal to envision man as beast or whatever.
      Thanks to what what you just said.

    • Guest

      Islam has come to save you from going to hell fire ,but you are running away from Islam with deluded mind. If you die today and Angel’s of God query you why do you rejected Islam? What will be your answer?

      • Yehuda Amnon

        If this is all you have to say for a backward and barbaric religion like Islam, then that explains why any right-minded person must distance themselves from this idol worshipping religion which deifies the god of Qurayshy ( origin of the Quran) tribe of Saudi Arabia. Besides, the prophet’s first wife, Khadija, who married 25 year old Muhammad when she was forty, was actually a Catholic nun and the first person to convert to Islam. Is it not then logical to conclude that your religion is an offshoot of Catholicism?

        • Guest

          You are wrong Mr Jew , Jews are rebels as per as God matter is concern.

  • Saleh Michael

    What is further worsening the already fragile unity of this country is when these heinous and barbaric crimes go unpunished in the name of mob action. In most cases the victims are from other tribes and/or states. People from same tribes/states with the victims tend to feel shortchanged and unsafe especially when those in authority seem to relate with the blood thirsty mob. If we must co-exist as united nation then we must resolve to punish these inhuman crimes regardless of the number of people involved. Now every Nigerian is waiting to see what the Gov. of Zamfara will do. WILL HE SACRIFICE OUR UNITY ON THE ALTAR OF RELIGION OR WILL HE DISPENSE JUSTICE WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR EVEN AS HE SWORE WHEN TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE? Is there any religion that abhors justice? If yes, then can such a religion be referred to as Peace? Can a man fight for God? I really wonder what God thinks about us now!

  • Quinky2000

    @salehmichael:disqus

    I am worried. There may no Islam left in Nigeria when Christians decide to retaliate
    and take the fight back. Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri Muslims will run away when that time
    comes because they do not have the mental ability to fight a modern war. The
    Christians are the ones who maintain the peace within Nigeria. The day the
    Christian tolerance in Nigeria snaps will be the end of the Sokoto Caliphate.
    The Muslims have overdone things and may need to get deserved beatings.
    No Emir will be left behind in the Muslims’ race across the desert into Chad.

    • Pius

      Christians are too divided among their ethnic groups. They are first Ibo, Yoruba, Tiv before Christians.

      In Other-words, their loyalty is first to their ethnic group. Is a shame because if the christian minorities in the north are killed, and converted to Islam, they cant save themselves from Jihad

      • emmanuel

        Yorubas are most complicit in this. They criticised Oritsejafor for taking hard stance when CAN President.
        The next moment, Bakare is hob-nobbing with Buhari and Adeboye flies his Jet from Abuja to Lagos a day after an RCCG Pastors wife was mudered.
        An okojie and Oritsejafor would ask to see the President to register their discontent before leaving.
        Unfortunately, same weekend at a congress at their camp he bamboozoled his members that more offerings would insulate them from the current pains in Nigeria.
        Israel are people loved by God to-date, yet take their destiny in their hands.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Are there christians in Nigeria?

  • F.L. X

    Freedom of religion under U.N Charter excludes freedom of genocide that Muslims practise as Islam.

    The United Nations does not need 100 million deaths to do the obvious thing and ban Islam worldwide.

    Muslims wholly prove mentally unstable in Iraq and Syria today – just as they also do in northern Nigeria.

    The U.N Charter cannot correctly ban genocide and then contradictorily permit Islam as fillip to genocide.

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      You have succeeded in embarrassing yourself.
      If genocide is a creation of the UN, Was it UN that create Islam?
      And what makes you think that your existence as human being is not more dangerous tha genocide?

  • Omotolaaraujo

    This is an act of Terrorism. The President must insure that attacks and murders are punished.

    • delta K

      Your president is the chief sponsor of this act of terrorism, continue to have your head in sand, oh by way, the victims appear to be fellow Yoruba like you.

      • emmanuel

        Tell me they were Yorubas?

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Whatever and wherever they come from, those that want t to live in peace, are living in peace.

    • abodes_124

      punished. since when has any such act resulted in any arrest ?

  • Remi

    We can never build a legal order on an illegality; neither
    can we build peace on confusion. Sharia, as extended and practised beyond the constitutional
    remit, in Zamfara state and 11 other northern states is illegal and
    unconstitutional. It is time to abrogate this illegality; otherwise, we shall
    continue this steady descent into chaos, confusion and barbarity. Yesterday, it
    was Kano – with the killing of the woman who was rightfully protesting the invasion
    of her space by some religious lunatics. The day before, the religious lunatics
    had struck in Niger State – with the killing of some hapless
    Igbo trader. The day after, they went on to kill a woman evangelist in Abuja. Of
    course, the now commonplace abduction of non-Muslim girls and their forceful
    marriage and / or conversion to Islam, proceeds apace. It is so easy to start a fire, yet equally
    easy to lose control of it. It is now becoming clear that those who started
    this “fire” have now lost control of what they started and it is time for them
    to start to commence rolling back what they started. All this nonsense has to
    stop!

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Nothing is out of control.
      Those who want peace, are living in peace.

      • Yehuda Amnon

        Your sense of peace is rather frightening to say the list.
        peace on your terms is worse than death.

      • Remi

        I can only hope that you are not writing your reply from
        planet Mars or from inside a bubble in Nigeria. Tell me, what offence did those
        whose Churches, homes and businesses were burnt, whose lives were wasted for
        insisting on their constitutional
        rights to be different and those whose daughters were kidnapped and
        sold into slavery – in the 21st century !- for belonging to the
        wrong faith, commit? If you claim to be in full control of any space – call it
        a nation, a state or your house – you must be able to firmly regulate three
        things about that space, namely, its economy, the integrity of it’s borders and
        it’s internal security. Look at the government of Nigeria of today – present
        and immediate past – can you reasonably say that they are in firm control of any
        of these characteristic elements of the Nigerian nation space? If you define
        the peace of the graveyard you have now as “peace” because the other side is
        turning the other cheek, I will warn you to beware and think again. Remember
        Zangon Kataf? If you are old enough to remember what happened there, then think
        again, and deeply too, before you again slip into your delusion of “peace”. What
        kind of “peace” can those of you be living in, in a land where it is possible
        for some religious lunatics to just decide to lynch anyone on the
        slightest pretext? Even the anachronistic Sharia laws, that they claim to be self-enforcing
        requires that anyone accused of whatever offence be duly tried before they are
        lynched.

        When our “friends” and “brothers” start giving sh*t to
        others, and we keep quiet because it does not affect us and we are living in
        “peace”, we should not forget that the self-same sh*t they are giving others can
        one day hit the fan, upon which it then splashes on everyone. Remember Borno
        and boko haram? Tell me, who is now begging on the Nigerian taxpayers to come
        rebuild the areas devastated by boko haram, when they could have, in the first instance,
        acted in time to nip the troubles in the
        bud? Tell me, who is now reaping the torns
        of a damaged international trade that once flourished, with Maiduguri as its epicentre?
        Truth is that if your neighbour is not living in peace, you cannot validly be
        living in the “peace” you claim.

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    Christianity is spreading in the North. I think this is one of the reasons why this violence is happening in addition to the Sharia agenda.

    • Ola

      Chuks, there is no Sharia agenda here. A simple commandment in the Bible says , treat others as you would they treat you. I am Yoruba and a Christian .
      I will not stand in front of a mosque in Lagos or Kaduna not to talk of place in Zamfara and condemn Islam or the prophets just because I want to spread the gospel or enter the kingdom of God.
      We all need to apply some common sense in the way we live in our communities and most of these communal issues will be avoided.

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        You speak well.

      • sab

        Ola, you clearly appear to have bought the flimsy excuse of blasphemy as justifiable reason for the mob’s action. In Kaano, a woman was killed just for asking her neighbour not to perform his ablution in front of her shop. Was that blasphemy? Yet, another woman was murdered in Abuja while performing her morning cry. Was that too blasphemy? Come on, where is the love for one another? Where is tolerance? Must you kill at the slightest feeling of being offended? Why?, just why? How will the country feel if people take to killing at the least provocation? Let’s call a spade by its proper name. This issue of understanding is not a preserve of a particular people. Its general and common for whoever cares for it. And always making the tolerant to suffer for another one’s intolerance is a huge miscarriage of moral, social and even religious justice.

        • Ola

          Sab, I am not buying any flimsy excuse, There is always more to a story that meets the eye.
          In Kano, there was an ongoing bad blood between the shop owners before the clash which was not necessarily because of ablution.
          In, Kubwa,and not Abuja as reported in the news, a friend of mine lives in the particular area and from his own account, the area had been experiencing wave of arm robberies especially in the very early hours when the woman does her morning cry.
          Local residents says she may have been attacked by robbers and not moslem as widely reported.
          But you know we all like to cling to headlines and rush to judgements rather than taking time to do due diligence in matters like this.
          If there is a clear case of killing in the name of religion , I am for proper justice but we should not wrap every confrontation in our communities to religious intolerance.

          • abodes_124

            it will take you quite a while to see a ‘clear’ case

      • Aminu Ahmadu

        Ola, Do please add my profile to your facebook account. In Nigeria sadly common sense is not so common. I have some life experience to share with you. Kind regards

      • Chukwuka Okoroafor

        I would not do so either but you must think that this started under Buhari. It is not true. This started in 1979 actually when Sharia for family and property issues was put into the constitution. It sounded reasonable at the time until you get to 1986 when IBB announced that Nigeria is a member of the OIC by fiat. You may now say that Gabon with an 11% Muslim population is a member (also even India tried to join but Pakistan kept them from doing so). You then get to 1989 when the Abuja Declaration was signed. This was to promote Islamic interests throughout Africa with Nigeria as the launching pad. ‘Interests’ is the key word. 1999-2000, twelve states seceded from the constitution and established Sharia as the sole law of those states. Senator Yerima said out of his own mouth that he wanted this to spread all over Nigeria until all Muslims are living under Sharia. He even said that Saudi style Sharia was what he wanted. With the domestic and international outrage over the Amina Lawal case in Katsina and the riots over the Miss World pageant in Abuja weakened the application until now. October 26, 2015 shall be a watershed day when Islamic banking was officially underway in Nigeria. I am sure you have been hearing about caning cases in Abuja over stealing shoes from prayer grounds. Read the U.S. Air Force College report titled “Failed State 2030: Nigeria – A Case Study” and find the scenario ‘Paths to Failure’. You can find it as a PDF on google. The scenario was written in 2009 with the report composed and published in 2011. The scenario has been accurate like you would not believe thus far. It even predicted that there will be calls for a referendum for secession that far back and we are hearing of it today. This agenda is going so slowly for a reason. If it just goes quickly, there will be rebellion and the Islamists don’t want that. Don’t forget that state governments are trying to regulate religious practice, the Ministry of Education tried to unify IRK and CRK (though that failed), pass a grazing law that will allow the government to confiscate land on behalf of the herdsmen (entrenching a system of Fulani supremacy), and attempts were made to strengthen the Sharia Court of Appeals to hear criminal cases at the federal level. This is foundation setting for the next 20 or so years. Again, I would not condemn Islam (nor have I ever done so), but I want my rights as a Christian protected. Sharia does not do that job, in fact you and I would be second or third class citizens under this system.

        • Mufu Ola

          So because Yerima say something that has become ultimate law? Anybody can say any fancy thing he wants. How many times have people say one thing or the other. Does that make it binding?At think intolerance is the major issue here.Both Islam & Christianity are intolerant & the 2 are d biggest fraud foisted on mankind.

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            He said that is his goal. I never said it was binding. But his opinion is often reflective of the wishes of the pro-Sharia forces in the government.

        • Guest

          Even now we know you Igbo people as slave and conquered Nigerians rebels .

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            Why hide behind the name of Guest to say this? Trolling is not a good profession my friend.

          • Guest

            Is it not true that igbos are rebels ? Is it not true that igbos are conquered people in Nigeria and are slaves ?

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            That is the propaganda but are Igbos really conquered? For instance, there would be no agitation for Biafra today if Igbos were really a conquered people. Rebellious? Well, there would be no agitation or rebellion if Nigeria was on the proper foundation. So, you tell me. There are additives for behavior of people or groups.

          • Guest

            Did the Igbo’s succeeded when they determined to dismembered Nigeria? The answer is No they failed to achieve their aim and they were defeated and vanquished . So they are conquered people. Agitation is the only option for the conquered rebellious igbos .

          • Chukwuka Okoroafor

            No then there would be no rebellion if people were conquered. And again this would not be happening at the current level if the foundation of the country were addressed.

  • Michael

    What is wrong with these Muslims? All over the world

  • emmanuel

    What i advised Nigerians to do going forward, if your tribes man or towns man is killed in the North, you kill two of their own in your town; in retaliation like Israel would kill 100 for one of their national killed.
    Killing two for one is still modest, but if the trend continues then retaliation number should increase and their babarism would be on the decline before Nigeria would be sorted out.

    • tundemash

      How many have u killed in your town in retaliation to this ? Talk is cheap online !

    • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

      Let’s see how that one will work, criminal. I’m sure it’s people like you that’ll suffer casualities.

    • Yehuda Amnon

      You are right to point out the policy of the Israelis. NEVER AGAIN!!!
      Hurt one Jew and your town or village will be reduced to rubble. I see no reason why you cannot do the same in Nigeria where all the killings are always lopsided.

  • favourtalk

    I know the president care for all, we know that president wont support any form of action done by the extremist .. we wants a a better nation and president buhari is given us that

    • abodes_124

      perception, perception, perception. takes a while to change you know.. Actions can help. words will not.

  • Isaac

    The Zamfara state governor has yet to comment on the incident, while the President has already done so?!?!

    • emmanuel

      The President’s was a pretensious one. He is an unrepentant Islamist. They all belong to the clan of jihadist

      • Yahuza Sani Sagagi

        Just like you, an unrepentant criminal.

      • Mufu Ola

        What’s wrong if somebody is an unrepentant Moslem & you too is an unrepentant Christian? Why would your own fanaticism be better than his?

    • Es3

      How would he respond the killers were emboldened by the statement of that same governor who was in that location at the time of the incidence?!

      Buhari’s statement is equal to making any at all, especially as that is he (and most his kind) would say in the open but would be telling the killers to ramp up tempo behind the scene!!!

      Is it telling that such occurrences were rare (far and in between) during Jonathan’s time but has taken center stage now???!

    • Alhaji

      Do you want a terrorist to condemn terrorists? It is like telling Mohammed to condemn Boko Haram.

  • Ola

    Sometimes the commentary of people are much worse than the actions they condemn. What does President Buhari have to do with this. From the story , these people lived together peacefully until someone converted to Christianity and then said blasphemous things about Mohammed and Islam.
    If this is true , then this convert ignited the fuse . I am Yoruba, Christian with first cousins who are moslem, I don’t go around bad mouthing their faith or prophets because I don’t want them to do same to mine.
    I don’t believe a Christian will enter the kingdom of God by standing in front of a mosque and condemning Islam or the prophets. If we all use simple common sense in the way we treat others , then much of these communal issues will not occur in first place.

    • Capt

      What you call bad mouthing is simply somebody saying what he thinks (or what he is convinced is right), that is no bad mouthing. You should condemn the people that hold extremist views not people that are exercising their constitutionally-backed rights. Or will you then kill when people “badmouth” our Lord Jesus to your face? Will you not sit such people down to try to evangelize them to convince them to think otherwise? I am sure you do the later and that is exactly what good moslems will do too. When you give excuses like this, you are inadvertently saying we should become lame in the face of extremists who have brought nothing but sadness to our world. The story have everything to do with the president. The perception around him is that he is sympathetic to extremists. So occasions like this is opportunity to demonstrate firmly he has nothing to do with extremists. He has issued a statement that the culprits will be punished heavily. Now we wait for him to match his word with action. If the president acknowledges that the killers were wrong how can you then come here to make excuses for them

      • Ola

        What if the President were a Christian, will you still be calling on him to address every issue that has to do with every Moslem. The President being a moslem does not make him a spiritual leader of moslem like the Sultan or an Imam.
        The President cannot deal with every communal issue , he was not there when the people in this community choose to live together.
        It is people like you that come up with the perception that he is sympathetic to extremists, did you see him recruit , support or harbor extremists?
        You praise him for condemning the acts, then you now want him to become the investigator, prosecutor and judge. To match his words with action.
        There is something called communal responsibility, if people in different communities ,like Chiefs, village heads, Pastors, Imams and Local Government officials take their responsibilities seriously , who needs a Governor not to talk of President to be intervening in every village fracas,

        • SamPsalm

          I have to agree with you on this one. There is a way to encourage wrongful behaviour: it is by making wrongful accusations and assumptions about another person. You cannot do to the President – assassination of his character based on your bias or presumptions – what you do not want others to do you – assassination of your personality based on their own bias and presumptions. We have to learn to be fair and honour others as we all must sow what we reap. A muslim is shown to have rescued the Christian and because of that have lost his home and worldly goods, how about we call that Muslim what he is? The proverbial Good Samaritan – a hero – and a Good Love-filled Neighbour? If a muslim can do that, what gives us the vain notion that Muslims are not capable of good deeds like justice and equity from the office of the President. because that exactly is why too many Christians seem stunted in the part of their brain they need to believe that good leadership is a common grace – like Medicine, Engineering, Law – which human beings of every stripe and creed can do well? Including Muslims? Including Buhari? That it is possible for a Christian to be a terrible, corrupt and unprepared leader and for a Muslim or an atheist to be just the opposite? Let’s stop behaving like the characters we all condemn

          • blueeyedkitten

            ola and sampsalm, thank you very much indeed for your contributions. unfortunately, we hardly find people like you guys on such fora. this is what i call – reasoning!

        • Capt

          Perception is the word. We Nigerians are very funny people. You are here arguing for the president who is aware of how he is perceived, tells you why he had to issue a statement immediately. He is making effort to refute this perception…which is because of comments he made long before he became president. He has spoken out and promised to punish the killers but here you are arguing like fish. Are you arguing the culprits are not guilty of murder (the president you are defending have already written them off as murderers). Yes there is nothing wrong in people expecting reaction from the president, it doesn’t matter whether he be christian or moslem. If not that the situation in Nigeria have so dealt with us that we are beggers before our leaders….you will know that even a road accident that claimed lives (something that is very common in Nigeria) should elicit reaction from our president etc not to talk of a barbaric act like this

        • abodes_124

          ….body language my brother. body language. people can read it.

      • abodes_124

        Ii wait for the first arrest. Conviction even if there is an arrest will not happen in my lifetime. Trial of the APO 6 is still ongoing. IPOB demonstrators are a lot easier to catch and kill.

    • SamPsalm

      Your assumption is lame. That a convert went about bad-mouthing another religion – just like that. If you are a Christian, then you must know that Jesus was accused severally of bad-mouthing the dominant religion of his nation – and paid the ultimate price just for that – unjustly. Many of His followers paid similar price – UNJUSTLY. It is wrong and frankly unreasonable to think that anyone has a right to kill another because he feels his god or prophet has been bad-mouthed. Especially since what is bad-mouthing to you may just be soul-winning or proseletyzing to another. Nations or communities are not run on subjective sensitivities regarding bad-mouthing. No religion gives a right o take away the life of another based on extemporaneous conclusion as to bad-mouthing – not to say law. Ostracization is a social punishment available to adherents of any creed to use against any person who bad-mouths their religion or beliefs. Refuse him your communion, fellowship and patronage. To kill for that is criminal, evil and barbaric – and it is so even if ‘Christians’ like you who say nothing that could be interpreted as bad-mouthing are the majority

      • Ola

        SamPsalm, you sound very intellectual and well versed in biblical doctrine. I also suspect you will not go out and kill in the name of your religion.
        Haven said that , the people we are dealing with here don’t reason like you do, because Jesus Christ and many of his disciples died for the cause does not make Pastor Adeboye or any of our Pentecostal pastors today move to Zamfara State and start an anti Islam drive.
        Even with religion , I expect us to propagate with some common sense in this day and age, compared to events of over 2000 years ago.

        • SamPsalm

          Common sense does not mean cowardice. Jesus himself said: if they persecute you in one city flee to another – but he still commends Christians to spread the Good News to every corner of the world. For the simple fact the Gospel is meant for the SAVING of those to whom it is preached. Strategy is not to be mistaken for cowardice. Paul is recorded as having to a city renown for having too many gods. he did not preach directly against any of their god but he spent time researching them till he found one tagged ‘unknown god’. He then latched onto the opening to teach about Jesus and the living God. But, at the end, his sermon ended up calling the people to live their ‘beliefs’ and accept his. Life is about a contest of ideas. Religion is not exempt. We have to stop this idea of telling mind-warped youth that there is any context in which their blood lust can be fulfilled legitimately simply because they use Allah or Mohammed as an excuse. When they don’t, we must demand that the law take its course so that others may learn. If not, we will be no more than barbarians. There is nothing common-sensical about condoning such nonsensically animalistic behaviour

    • fash

      No one under any guise has the right to take a life, life is sacrosanct, they cannot create it, they have no right to terminate it. I am also a christian and i have been in a fora where Christianity was spoken ill of before, and even though the environment was dominated by christian i left the place rather than use the avenue to create an ugly scene because my God can defend himself, He is not a coward and if you doubt me, Ask pharaoh

      • Ola

        Fash, from your message,you gave us the solution to the problem created by the encounter in this community, you walked away from a similar incidence rather than create a scene…common sense.
        Some will choose to escalate and that is when the fracas starts. The escalation at that point has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Chritianity , Islam or God…..it has gone personal and that is where most of these people miss it.
        We are all convinced by faith, but we all don’t go killing others in the name of faith, very few people do and they are WRONG.

      • omo56

        May I suggest that you read the verses in the Koran and the Hadith in which killing of unbelievers is a must for good Muslims

    • Alhaji

      Lots of people had said many ugly things about Jesus, as Christian, why didn’t you go to their houses and kill them for blasphemy? It is because you are civilized and believe Jesus can fight for himself. Why can’t these animals let Mohammed and his allah fight for themselves if they are real gods? Even a sango worshiper will not fight it if you insult it. He will let sango fight for itself. Muslims feel unsecured because they know they are worshiping a false prophet and god, or allah. I don’t care if you insult Jesus and the living God I am serving. It is between you and them. I know They can finish you in 0.00001 second if they want to.

      • Ola

        Alhaji you sound like this is a personal thing with you and that is why we miss it sometimes.
        This whole incidence has nothing to do with God. To be honest with you, I have never been in a situation in all of my life where ugly things are said about my religion or the prophets.
        My first cousins are moslems including northerners, and I find them very secured with their faith.
        In the south we see many moslems attend Christian crusades, not our of insecurity but believing in the power of prayer to an infinite God.
        My hope is we all have a better understanding of what unites us than separates us.

    • Otile

      You are not a good Christian. You are half Christian, half pagan Muslim. People like you attend the jumat prayers on Fridays standing in front of the mosque to denounce Christians, and on Sundays you enter the Pentecostal church to praise the Lord.

      • Ola

        Otile, thanks for judging and condemning me. Please tell me what you mean by ” a good Christian”.

    • abodes_124

      So they deserve what befell them for ‘bad mouthing’ the prophet. It is mindsets like yours that lead to these recurrent tragedies. Have you heard of any Christians in Nigeria killing anybody for ‘bad mouthing’ their own prophet.

    • olu

      Ola or what you call urself you supported the killing of about 12 Nigerians because he badmouted Islam and Mohammed you mean Mohammed and coran are so sacred that its followers can be justified for killing Nigerians, ola is not your real name ure one of this satanic Mohammed followers

      • Ola

        Olu, if I understand your comments very well, you have concluded that I am ONE OF “THIS” SATANIC MOHAMMED FOLLOWERS…can we then focus our attention on these few satanic followers who do not represent the MAJORITY or what Islam is all about..
        BTW, new development in the Zamfara incident, shows that the headlines were incorrect, same with most of the confrontations in our communities. We are quick to reach conclusions in Lagos , Benin or Enugu about an incident in Gombe , Sokoto or Jos before we get the full details.

        The devil they say is in the details.
        Finally Olu, I will not justify anyone killing another human being for whatever reason and the last time I checked , I believe I am still a good Christian or I try my best to be one. Cheers.

    • Rominiyis

      What of the people that were in their house did nothing and were burnt to death? The good fellow who help a dying fellow to the hospital was also attacked by the so call muslims. Would you consider the statement of such people as credible? The allegation of blasphemy is not credible. By the extremist action of this goons the likely issue is the conversion itself which many of them see as justification for killings. Your attempt to blame the victims is unreasonable. Those who were killed did not even have anything to do with conversion to islam. They were simply in their home. You did not show sympathy for those killed for staying i n their home rather you addressed unproven allegation. Allegation of anyone who will killed an innocent soul can not be given credibility. You are therefore bias and unreasonable. You tacitly support what happen.

  • Arogbo

    These fanatics from Zamfara state rain on President Buhari parade while the U.S. secretary of state is visiting. These bastards who committed this heinous crime must face the full wrath of the law. They are scum of the earth and they will surely wrath in hell.

    • Konflict Globa

      ISLAM IS THE ONLY DANGEROUS RELIGION IN THE WORLD. IT IS A THREAT TO GLOBAL SECURITY.

      SOONER OR LATER THE ARMIES OF THE WORLD WILL UNITE TO KILL ALL THESE RABID MUSLIMS.

    • Otile

      It is good that they are now brave enough to show the Americans who they are, and what we are dealing with.

  • smart G

    The war against Boko haram will not be seen to have been won if barbarians with type of ideology still parade the streets of civility

  • fash

    But few weeks ago it was widely reported that the governor of the state talked tough about any one found desecrating the quran and i felt the very act is what embolden the so called rascals to unleash terror on the people.

    • Rominiyis

      Good observation. Zamfara is well known for that. Hypocrite politicians who use religion for political gain. He should be arrested for inciting violence. If he was an ordinary folks they would have detain him for questioning and prosecution. He then attend the burial and made no mention of arrest and prosecution.

  • Allen

    If people can do this in the name of obeying a religious injunction, then the real name of such religion should be nothing other than Satanism. And its followers are those of non other than Lucifer.

  • Major Gideon Okar

    WHY WE STRUCK

    How many more lives have been lost to the Hausa-Fulani butchery since our execution in 1990? Obviously they run into their tens of thousands. We knew this would happen and that was what we wanted to prevent. Because of the possibility of failure we wanted to leave the message which some termed unacceptable and others, premature.

    Nigerians can be forgiven for failure to understand the necessity of excising those states in 1990. But now, how many millions of lives, how much destruction of property, infrastructure and places of worship will it take to convince skeptics that excision is the only way to stop it.

    We, that laid down our lives to save you:
    Major Gideon Orkar, Captain Empere, Captain Dakolo, Capt Nonju, Lt. Akogun, Lt. CN Odey, Lt. Cyril Ozualor, Lt. NEO Deji, 2/Lt AB Umukoro, 2/Lt EJ Ejesuku, SSgt Julius Itua, Sgt Martins Ademokhai, Sgt. Pius Ilegar and over a hundred others.

  • Rominiyis

    What is missing in all the reports so far is lack of arrest so far. It does not look like a complicated case for the police to immediately effect arrest of the offenders. They are known based on the reports. It is critical to prevent a cycle of violence which once ignited the country peace is over.