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Irate Muslim Youths Burn Down Kano Court Over ‘Blasphemous Comment’

By Chris Nomjov

Scores of Muslim youths in Kano on Thursday, burnt down a local court, located at Rijiya Lemu area of the state. The irate youths set the court ablaze over alleged ‘blasphemous comments’ credited to one Abdul Nyassect, leader of a local sect, Tijjaniyya.

Sources disclosed that Nyassect “made unguarded statements against prophet Muhammad last week”, during his usual preaching at Goron Dutse General area of Kano metropolis.

The aggrieved youths marched towards Mandawari and Dandago area, and later to the palace of the emir of Kano to make their complaints.

The youths were joined by old Muslim men and women who demanded for Nyassect’s punishment according to Islamic rites. All efforts to contact the police spokesman, ASP Musa Magaji Majia proved abortive as he did not pick this reporter’s calls.

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