Man meets his pale horse after freedom of speech and statutory intimidation betrayed him.
Saturday afternoon became a clime recapturing the horrifying tale of Deborah Samuel and her unfortunate demise in the hands of religious extremists.
A mob of Islamic fanatics and believed extremists took justice into their hands and burnt a man Formally known as Ahmed Usman to ashes following claims of an alleged blasphemy at, Lugbe Timber shed, Along Airport Road in Abuja.
Following the reports taken down; trouble began flourishing after the conclusion of an argument ensued by a vigilante operative, Ahmed Usman, and Mallam lawan; an Islamic scholar, a recognized member of the Proscribed Islamic movement of Nigeria and as well, a yam seller at timber shed market.
For one, it was custom for the Entire market to be overhauled and contrabands; be it food item or edifice, be weeded out. For such law to take place the inhabitants of market stalls were expected to leave by 12am.
Usman and a said partner were reported to have carried out a raid as it was tradition and upon requesting that Mallam Lawan oblige and terminate whatever service he renders in his stall, he clapped back, Piqued, with refusal.
The entire situation escalated and sprawled out of control after it succeeded the arrest of mallam Lawan.
Pleads, by his associates and friends, were made in order to lull the extreme situation but the abrupt disapproval and remarks of the vigilante in context would seal his fate after he muttered; “even if the prophet comes down to beg” he will not release the person he arrested.
The comment thundered out became provocative to the Islamic beliefs as deemed fit by the congregating agitation of those present.
Sooner than expected, Lawan was given his freedom and the matter was solved. But that did not compensate for the malice. they took to offense and simultaneously equipped their arsenals for use.
They located Usman in the Vigilante office around 1pm and dragged him out, and repeatedly assaulted him they only stopped when the vigilante was completely lobotomized.
The group set Usman ablaze and watched him burn to a crisp.
His immediate and sudden death stimulated other security personalities to swing into action hoping to foil further religion-fueled attacks.
Recall the incident encapsulating the case of Deborah Samuel and the semblance it shares with this and that of Rhoda—whom, fortunately, providence whisked to safe haven. And how much religious misconceptions have influenced unjustified violence.
Would the aggrieved minds of the bereft be pacified this time? Or will the incident slide on the count of no evidence.