For a variety of reasons, there were numerous Shari'a cases pending appeal or implementation of sentence, including pending amputation and stoning sentences in Jigawa, Bauchi, Niger, Kano, and Zamfara
The slogan, "Farming is our pride" is not just on billboards in different parts of Zamfara
State, it is also on the lips of every citizen of the state.
state governor declared last April that all non-Islamic places of worship would soon be destroyed.
On 8 October 1999, the governor of Zamfara
state, Alhaji Ahmed Sani, signed a bill establishing Sharia courts and courts of appeal in Zamfara
, and another bill that constituted the Sharia penal code; in so doing, he cited Saudi Arabia as a model.
More than 200 people were killed in the Muslim-Christian violence that followed, and Daniel was threatened with death by officials from the predominantly Muslim state of Zamfara
Nonetheless, the pageant relocated to London, while the governor of Zamfara
State issued a fatwa (later rescinded) against Ms.
The Muslim state of Zamfara
ordered the fatwa after Isomia wrote that the Prophet Mohammad might have married one of the contestants in the Miss World contest.
A spokesman for the authorities in northern Zamfara
state, said that Islamic shariah law called for the death of Isioma Daniel of the newspaper, ThisDay.
The Islamic group singled out Zamfara
as the only state to enforce Shari'a law properly, and called on other northern states to follow suit.
A teenager mother in the northern Nigerian state of Zamfara
, Bariya Ibrahim Magazu, received 100 lashes on 19 January at the Higher Sharia Court in Tsafe.
Other states which have adopted Islamic law are Zamfara
, Kano, Sokoto, Niger and Yobe.
Last October, the governor of the northwestern state of Zamfara
, Alhaji Ahmed Sani, set the stage for the Second Jihad.