According to eyewitnesses, a student who is a Christian allegedly made a blasphemous statement about Prophet Muhammad. This infuriated his Muslim colleagues who immediately descended on him, beating him to a pulp.
A Muslim man by the name Tajudeen, who tried to salvage the situation, rushed in and was able to use his car to carry the unconscious Christian student to the hospital.
This infuriated the Muslim students who then went to Tajudeen’s house and burnt it down, killing eight occupants in his house.
Meanwhile a 12-hour curfew in the community starting from 7p.m. to 7a.m. daily has been imposed by the police.