A mob of irate youths in Wambai market, Kano have beheaded a trader following a heated religious argument after they claim that she blasphemed the Prophet Mohammed.
The incident occurred on Thursday evening when the woman who was with her husband at the time of the incident was accused of blasphemy and reports indicate that the mob also intended to kill him before Policemen arrived on the scene.
The identity of the woman has not been disclosed but a senior Police official confirmed the incident.
‘ At about 4 30 pm, there was a disagreement between the murdered woman and some traders bordering on religion.
”The woman was said to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammed, which did not go down well with the mob.”
No suspects have been arrested by the Police at the time of writing this report. Kano has gained notoriety over the years for its susceptibility to religious skirmishes and Thursday’s incident highlights just how it takes very little to bring the old demons back.