A mob on Thursday evening in Kano, stabbed a woman to death at the Kofar Wambai market. She was accused of for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.
The woman, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, as she did not belong to any market association, was said to be with her husband when the incident occurred.
The woman was said to have been involved in an argument over Prophet Mohammed with another person, also unidentified.
It was gathered that some youths, armed with dangerous weapons, attacked her and slit her throat.
The remains of the woman have been deposited in the mortuary.
Spokesman of the police in Kano, Musa Magaji Majia, confirmed the incident saying that persons involved in the killing have been arrested while a manhunt has been launched for others at large.