The state governor, Abdulaziz Yari, joined hundreds of people to bury the eight people who were killed on Monday alata-Mafara community in Zamfara over alleged blasphemy against Islam and Prophet Muhammad by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara.

The angry mob set fire on the house of a man who tried to rescue the student.

The student was attacked and beaten to pulp then man, whose name was simply given as Tajudeen, took in his car and rushed to a hospital. Enraged by this act the mob moved to his house and set it on fire killing eight persons.

May their souls rest in peace