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”.

  • BillyHW

    This is why ‘moderate’ muslims never speak up or protest against the terrorists.

  • simus1

    Zamfara state is in the extreme north of Nigeria and is therefore overwhelmingly muslim so The Independent is fos as usual when it says the country is evenly divided along religious lines. It goes without saying that any Christian in that area really taking issue with islam would have a full blown death wish. His muslim rescuer is an exceptional human being whose family paid a terrible price for his great courage and humanity.

  • Malcolm Y

    We should heavily arm the Christians and train them so they can slaughter the mohammedans.