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Sharia Returns to Nigeria

In 2000, Zamfara became the first Nigerian state to implement full Sharia law. It sparked a national political storm.

In 2000, Zamfara became the first Nigerian state to implement full Sharia law. In a country split between a mainly Muslim north and a largely Christian south, the move sparked a national political storm. We hear about life in Zamfara from Ibrahim Dosara, a former state employee who began working for the BBC amid the Sharia controversy.

(Photo: A cinema in Zamfara state prepares to close ahead of the introduction of Sharia)

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Thu 28 Jan 2016 08:50GMT

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