Nigerian Governor Backs Death for Kano Singer's 'Blasphemy'

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, has vowed to sign the death warrant for the execution of Yahaya Aminu Sharif, a man convicted of blasphemy. Ganduje said he will only fail to do so, if the man appeals up to the Supreme Court and wins. Sharif was found guilty of using derogatory expressions against Prophet Mohammed in one of his songs circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020.

Signs in the region exhorting people to live their lives according to Islamic principles (file photo).

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