Nigerian Singer in Hiding Over 'Blasphemous' Song

Yahaya Sharif-Aminu is said to have composed a song containing alleged derogatory comments attributed to Prophet Mohammed. The musician has since gone into hiding. The family home of the singer has been set alight by irate youths who invaded the area in protest. The police have appealed to people not to take the law in to their own hands.

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