Nigeria: Sharia law reaches Nigeria's south
Muslim leaders in Nigeria say they have introduced Sharia law in a southern state for the first time.
The BBC reports that 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.
Submitted on Thu, 05/02/2002 - 23:00