Usman Buds, a butcher working by the Sokoto Abattoir, was killed yesterday on accusations of blasphemy.
The victim of Rugar Fulani was slain by his fellow butchers in Gulmare Village of Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi State after reportedly making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad and allegedly refusing to repent when he was urged to do so by his comrades.
An witness who spoke to news men on condition of anonymity, Usman Buda in his words said he aligned himself with the statement credited to Sheikh Abdul Azeez of Bauchi State, where he said he neither sought help from any mortal, including the noble prophet in Islam, except Almighty Allah.
He said when Usman was asked to review his statement and repent he said he stood by his statement and what the Sheikh said was right and he support the statement 100 per cent and this provoked the Muslim Immah around him as he was stoned to death.
Usman Buda lived at Gidan Igwe area with his family in Sokoto metropolis at the time of his death.
The killing of Usman Buda came barely a year, when a girl, name Deborah Samuel was killed for alleged blasphemy.
Officer Rufa’i Ahamed, acting police public relations, was unable to be reached despite several calls because his line was unreachable.
The chairman of the Sokoto state Butchers Association could not be reached since the abattoir had been abandoned soon after the tragedy.