Boko Haram leader has released new audio condemning the death sentence passed on a singer in Kano for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
According to Humangle who disclosed this on its twitter handle, the sect leader said that the Kano state is no different from the musician sentenced to death.
He was quoted to have said, “there is no difference between the ‘blasphemer’ and those who sentenced him to death”.
An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of Kano state said the singer, 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.
The sentence has generated outrage on social media with Nigerians criticising such judgment.
Nigerians have since took to social media to react to the Boko Haram leader’s audio. See some reactions below:
JUST IN: Abubakar Shekau, in a new audio, has condemned the Kano State death sentence. According to the embattled #BokoHaram leader, there is no difference between the 'blasphemer' and those who sentenced him to death. More details coming soon. pic.twitter.com/mpENRoSEaj
— HumAngle_ (@HumAngle_) August 12, 2020
I am speechless! And if you know me, I am usually never ever speechless.
Nothing wey Naija no go make us see.
Nigeria makes us eat worms in beans.
Shekau is now the advocate?
My skin is crawling! https://t.co/2BcSCh2NPS
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) August 12, 2020