Christians in Zamfara benefited from Sharia law when I was Governor – formal Governor Ahmed Yerima

Formal Governor of Zamfara state, Ahmed Yerima has asserted that Christians profited from the Sharia regulation he initiated while in power.

Yerima who presented Sharia regulation in the state in 1999, after which few other states in the north followed after accordingly, made the case in a meeting on Channels Television on Tuesday May 10.

After been asked, if north is better with Sharia law, he said;


“Yes, during my time.

“During my time, if you check records, president Obasanjo declared in his government, that Zamfara state is a crime-free state. They said the crime rate in Zamfara at that time was 0.2 percent.

“Sharia means justice, equity and fairness. Ask the Christians in Zamfara, they’ll tell you that at that time, they were better off.

“Recently when I declared in Abuja, the chairperson, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Zamfara, was there. And he told Nigerians what kind of benefits the Christians had. There was social justice, and there was development.”



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