Hundreds of Muslim youth protested outside a Sharia Court located in Kano City on Friday morning. According to protesters at the scene, they were upset over a blasphemous comment made by Malam Abdul Nyass, from the Tijjaniyya path of Islam.
Protesters outside the Sharia Court, where Malam Abdul Nyass was expected to he arraigned for punishment, eventually burned it down out of frustration over the statements made against the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
The youth, coming from all over Kano State, arrived to the demonstration area holding placards condemning the statement he made about the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
SaharaReporters correspondent saw the protests heading towards the Mandawari and Dandago areas, where they planned on confronting the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, to lay their complaints.
Among the protesters were old men and Muslim women, many of whom were condemning the Malam Abdul Nyass’s statements and calling for punishment according to Islamic rites.
Malam Abdul Nyass is a known figure among the followers of Tijjaniyya and made the controversial statements against prophet Muhammad last week during his usual sermon at Goron Dutse of Kano.
All effort to contact the police spokesman, ASP Musa Magaji Majia proved abortive as he declined to pick the calls put to his phone number.