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Boko Haram leader, Shekau condemns death sentence of singer for blasphemy



Leader of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (Boko Haram), Abubakar Shekau, has in a new audio, condemned the death sentence handed out to a Kano-based singer, Yahaya Sharif.

According to the embattled Boko Haram leader, there is no difference between the ‘blasphemer’ and those who sentenced him to death.

Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida who specializes in reporting Boko Haram related issues, broke the news via his media platform, HumAngle on Twitter.

Recall that few days ago, news rented the airwaves of a musician in Kano State who was sentenced to death by hanging for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad.

An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state said Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22, was guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March.

Mr Sharif-Aminu did not deny the charges.

Judge Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani said he could appeal against the verdict.

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