Muslim leaders in Nigeria say they have introduced Islamic Sharia law in a southern state.(Oyo)
In defiance of the authorities in Oyo State, the Supreme Council of Sharia says it has carried out a ceremony in Ibadan’s central mosque to inaugurate a panel to rule on civil matters in the region.The leaders say the panel will be empowered to decide on matters such as marriage, divorce and land disputes.He says there have been moves to introduce a less radical form of the Islamic code in the southern state of Oyo in the past.
But the state authorities have so far refused to allow their applications there.
A more radical version of the Islamic code – covering crimes – has been introduced in a number of states in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria over the past two years, provoking much controversy and, in some cases, violent protests.
The law insists on stoning for adultery, amputation for theft and flogging for the lesser Islamic crimes of alcohol consumption and sex before marriage.recently, The Kano state government have ban Christians residents of the state from going to Church on Sundays morning, as part of the newly introduced APC government polices.
The Government claimed that the Monthly Saturday Environmental sanitation will now be extended or held on Sundays to ensure that the state residents will have enough time to clean the state.
Efforts of Christians leaders in Kano state to appeal to the APC Government in kano state to reconsider this policy that will affect the Christians normal days of worship, was rejected.
Islamist clerics in the applauded the Kano government’s decision and advised Christians in the state who are not happy with the new directive, to move to another state, as Kano is an Islamic state.