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Sokoto state government has condemned in strongest terms the blasphemy against the holy prophet Muhammad SAW by one Isma’ila Sani Isah, who posted an unsavory comment about the Prophet on a social media platform.
The state Commissioner for Information, Hon. Isah Bajini Galadanci stated this while briefing newsmen on behalf of Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at Government House, Sokoto on Friday.
He warned that henceforth the state government would not condone such acts against Prophet Muhammad (SAW) or any other prophet of God or His scriptures.
The commissioner added that already the government, in collaboration with the security agencies and other relevant authorities, are taking necessary steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken against the offender, stating that already the suspect has been apprehended and investigations are ongoing, consequent upon which he will be brought before a competent court of law to face justice accordingly.
According to him, Gov. Tambuwal has cautioned against the politicization of the issue, saying that it is time for all citizens of the state to unite on matters such as this.
The governor commended the coalition of youths who inspite of partisan divides came together and approached relevant authorities, rather than taking the law into their hands.
Tambuwal, therefore urged people in the state to maintain peace and order as all necessary measures are on course to address the matter.
Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor
Jul. 9, 2021