Operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), troops of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police on Sunday took positions in and around the Nigerian Law School in Lagos, the deployment was to avert break down of law and order over alleged blasphemy.
On Sunday, tension heightened as a Christian students; Madu Vitrus Sunday, reportedly sent blasphemous posts to WhatsApp groups within the campus. In reaction, some of the Muslim students vow to lynch him if the school does not take immediate action.
“What he posted is; the ugliest form of blasphemy against our Holy Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him”, a student said.
“Even some of us the moderate ones can not tolerate that kind of insult against the Prophet. “It is a serious case because some students damn the consequences and vow to lynch him on sight.”
CSP Chike Oti, spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command said he is yet to get detailed information. “I will have to get back to you on this matter”, he said on Monday.
The phone number of Tijjani Nasiru, Deputy Director-General of the Nigerian Law School (Lagos) was off as at press time.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Nigerian Law School chapter, has written a petition to the school authority for “spreading callous and statements of blasphemy against the Holy Prophet of Islam – Muhammad, PBUH, without any regards to the sensibilities of the Muslim students.”
The Muslim students wanted action to be; taken in accordance with Rule 3(5) of the Code of Conduct for Students of the Nigerian Law School.