After Mob Lynched Man, Sokoto Governor Warns Against Blasphemy

Posted by Timige, On 27 Jun, 2023 | Updated On 27 Jun, 2023 1 Comment »



Sokoto State governor Ahmed Aliyu has warned that his administration would not tolerate the issue of blasphemy.

Aliyu also warned that his administration will deal decisively with anyone found guilty of any act aimed at degrading the personality of Prophet Muhammad in line with the provision of Islamic laws.

The governor handed out the warnings in the aftermath of the mob action that left one Usman Buda, a butcher, dead for allegedly blaspheming the Prophet on Sunday morning.

A statement by governor’s chief press secretary, Abubakar Bawa, made available to newsmen also called on the people of the state, to remain calm and law abiding at all times.

The statement further cautioned the people against acts that are capable of degrading the personality of Prophet Muhammad, especially in Sokoto, which is a predominantly Muslim-dominated community.

“Sokoto people have so much respect and regard for Prophet Muhammad SAW, hence the need for all residents to respect, protect his dignity and personality.

“I want to call on the people of Sokoto State to avoid taking laws into their hands, instead, report any alleged crime or blasphemy to the appropriate quarters for necessary action.

“Our religion does not encourage taking laws into one’s hand, so let us try to be good followers of our religion.”

“The present administration will not take the issue of blasphemy lightly, and will deal decisively with anyone found guilty of any act aimed at degrading the personality of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, in line with the provision of Islamic laws,” the statement reads.

The governor assured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment to guarantee the safety of lives and property of all law-abiding citizens.

Source: Leadership

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1 comment on “After Mob Lynched Man, Sokoto Governor Warns Against Blasphemy

  • Things supposed to be balanced. If at all Sokoto state is operating under Sharia law, killing of those accused of blasphemy by mob should be totally discouraged. If a man should be alleged of blasphemy let him be arrested for proper court trial and for commensurate punishment.

    People have been using this against those who they want to get rid off.

    27 Jun 2023

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