President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reacted to the killing of 8 people in Talata-Mafara community following the violence which broke out over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic in Zamfara State.

The incident reportedly occurred on Monday, when a male student was said to have committed blasphemy during an exchange of words with his friend, a Muslim, caused tension in the school.

After the altercation, the student was said to have fled to a house to hide, but the mob tracked him down and gained access to the house.

Reports further stated that the student was rescued by a man, which led the enraged mob to set the house on fire, killing eight people.

The management of the polytechnic was said to have immediately closed down the institution to forestall further violence.

The Police spokesman in the state, Shehu Muhammad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), in a statement o Monday, sternly warned any person or group of persons found violating the curfew, adding that such persons would be arrested and prosecuted.

President Buhari’s reaction on twitter read:

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