Woman killed in Kano market for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed

An unidentified woman was yesterday killed at Yan Robobi in Kofar Wambai market in Kano by an irate mob, who accused her of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed.

Sources revealed that the woman did not belong to any association in the market, making it difficult for any of the traders to contact security operatives to avert the disaster before she was eventually hacked to death by the angry mob.

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It was also gathered that the woman, who sold plastic wares, was in the company of her husband when she was brutally murdered.

The incident was said to have occured when the market was preparing to close for the day’s business.

The victim was accused of blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed during a religious argument, which ensued within the market.

An eyewitness who spoke on account of anonymity, said some youths armed with dangerous weapons, attacked and slit the woman’s throat to the chagrin of other traders in the market.

It was also learnt that the remains of the woman had been deposited at the morgue, while investigation is in progress.

The spokesman of the state police command, Musa Magaji Majia, confirmed the incident.


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