Angry Muslims youths in Kano on Thursday evening decapitated a woman trader over allegations that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.
The victim, who was said to be of Igbo extraction was accused of blasphemy during a religious argument at Wambai market.
The woman, who sells plastics at the local market was in the company of her husband when she was murdered.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kano Police Command, DSP Musa Magaji, confirmed the incident.
He said ” 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.
He said, the woman whose named he didn’t disclose, was in the company of her husband when the incident happened but the timely intervention of the police saved the husband, who was immediately whisked for safety.