Irate Nigerian youths have taken to Twitter to demand the freedom of 9 unnamed persons who were sentenced to death for blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.
Here are the tweets with the hashtag #SaveKanoNine which is currently trending below.
If we recall, a Sharia court in Kano state secretly sentenced 9 persons to death for blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.
The details of the proceedings are yet to be made public. Even the name of the judge who conducted the trial is being kept secret.
According to a statement signed and issued by Malam Nasiru on behalf of the state sharia court of appeal, the nine people were found guilty under Section 110 and Section 382b of the Sharia Penal Court law year 2000.
”They are hereby sentenced to death”. the statement read.