Nigeria court in Kano sentences cleric to death for blasphemy

An Islamic court has sentenced a Nigerian pastor to death by hanging for offending the Prophet Muhammad in the northern city of Kano.

Abdul Nyass was sentenced after a trial held in mystery to keep away from challenges.

Five of his devotees were additionally sentenced to death a year ago.

These are the first capital punishments for impiety passed on by a Nigerian Sharia court – the sentence has been conveyed for different offenses, for example, infidelity however none has been completed.

Mr Nyass is a minister at a neighborhood group of the Tijaniya organization, established in Senegal by Sheik Ibrahim Niasse, which has a huge after crosswise over West Africa.

He was accounted for to have said that “Niasse was greater than Prophet Muhammad”, prompting rough challenges in the city.

Kano has a predominately Muslim populace and Islamic courts work close by mainstream courts.

A few states in northern Nigeria have presented Sharia after the nation came back to non military personnel principle in 1999.