About eight people have been burnt to death by a mob at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara of Zamfara state as a result of alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by a student of college.
According to reports the incident was said to have occurred on Monday. It was reported a male student allegedly committed a blasphemy during an exchange of words with a Muslim friend, which resulted to tension in the school.
It was also learnt that the angry mob had penetrated into the house where the alleged person was said to be hiding to avoid being lynched.
After they gained entrance, they set the house ablaze along with seven other persons in it.
Police in Zamfara state which confirmed the incident said that an indefinite curfew has been imposed in town with a view to restoring peace in the area.