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.