Muslim youths burn man alive in Abuja over alleged blasphemy

A member of vigilante group in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been lynched over alleged blasphemy against Islam.

The incident occured on Saturday at the Timber shed market, Federal Housing Estate, Lugbe Abuja.

Details of the incident are still sketchy as of press time.

However, it was learnt that trouble began when members of the vigilante group who were guarding the timber market, moved to arrest some residents wandering around the market.

According to reports, one of the vigilante members made a blasphemous comment when the residents were pleading with them “in the name of Allah.”

Upon hearing the alleged comment, the mob descended on him, beat him up and set him ablaze.

When contacted, the FCT Police Public Rations Officer, Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident.

She pledged to give details in a statement shortly.