Nigerian mob burns down house of Muslim who tried to save Christian accused of blasphemy

A mob has killed eight people by burning down the house of a Muslim man who intervened in the attempted lynching of a Christian student accused of blasphemy.

The incident has sparked fears of religious riots in Nigeria, where the population is evenly split between Muslims and Christians, and has been condemned by President Muhammadu Buhari as “barbaric and unacceptable”.

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