Man Burnt To Death For Allegedly Insulting Prophet Muhammad

April 1, 2021
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Talle Mai Ruwa, a middle-aged man tortured to death for suspected blasphemy, was tortured to death by residents of Sade Community in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

He was also reportedly burned for offending the Prophet Muhammad.

Talle Mia Ruwa was reportedly pulled out of a police station in the community where he was being detained before being killed, according to some locals.

They allegedly overpowered the cops and pulled the middle-aged man to the town square, where he was murdered.

Talle Mai Ruwa was set ablaze by enraged youths backed by leaders in the Sade group in the Darazo LGA for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad, according to SaharaReporters.

In the presence of his mother, he was said to have been pulled away by the youths.

According to the witnesses, the youths contributed money to purchase gasoline in order to set Mai Ruwa on fire.

A resident told the Daily Post that the deceased, who was taken to the village police station on Monday after his suspected blasphemy, was forcefully removed from the outpost on Tuesday by a mob and lynched in broad daylight.

“He was mentally deranged. He was said to have blasphemed against Prophet Mohammad on Monday when a girl came to fetch water from his borehole without his consent. He was angry and kicked her bucket away.

“The girl begged him in the name of God and the Prophet to allow her to fetch the water but he got so angry and was said to have insulted her parents and the Prophet. This got the villagers angry too, leading to tension in the village,” he narrated.

“The tension in the village on Monday made the village head to take him to the police outpost station in the village where he spent the night. By the next morning, the issue spread everywhere and everyone in the village was provoked. Later, a group of angry youths stormed the police outpost, subdued the police officers around and grabbed Talle. He was beaten to death and his dead body was burnt,” another resident narrated.

Meanwhile, more than 24 hours after the incident, the police have yet to make any arrest in the community over the incident and the police command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, has yet to react to the incident.

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