The #SaveKanoNine hashtag is currently trending on social media platform, Twitter.
Nine people have been sentenced to death in Kano state for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad by an Upper Sharia court.
The Kano State Sharia Court of Appeal, in a statement, said the nine were found guilty under Sections 110 and 382b of the Sharia Penal Court law of 2000.
Reacting to the judgement, many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to appeal for the sentence to be overturned and calling on respected religious leaders and bodies such as Amnesty International to intervene. Many are condemning the judgement stating that it is extreme and unnecessary.
Hereare some of the tweets:
#SaveKanoNine do not come and defend anything on my TL biko I beg you. I’m not a very sweet person. write your own on your own TL.
— Soul#Naturalista (@Ms_Knzi) July 1, 2015
The only thing religious fanaticism really demonstrates is weakness on the part of the fanatic. Weakness in his own faith. #SaveKanoNine
— Jeny (@Iwuese_1) July 1, 2015
Blasphemy is bad. But let the g/Gods fight their battles. This is not d stone age. Killing dem makes U no diff frm Boko Haram #SaveKanoNine
— Umeh Oma (@UmehOma) July 1, 2015
The first problem is the system that allows a court as low as the Upper Sharia court to hand out death sentences period. #SaveKanoNine
— Elnathan John (@elnathan) July 1, 2015
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