Shariah high court in Kano Nigeria has sentenced 10 persons to death by hanging for blasphemy. Those sentenced were a Muslim cleric Abdulaziz Dauda and nine others.
There were sentenced for inciting people to perpetuate religious violence by equating Prophet Muhammad with the leader of another religious order during a public gathering at Kanu in August 2015.
The prosecutor, Lamido Abba Sorondinki said that the accused persons were found guilty after five witnesses and a policeman testified against them.
The accused however, still have the right to take the judgement to an upper appellate court for redressing. A modern version of the Muslim Law (Shariah) is practiced alongside Western-style in the mainly Muslim northern states in Nigeria.