Islam in Nigeria

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About 85,000,000 Nigerians are Muslims. That is about half of the people of Nigeria. Most of the rest of the people are Christian.[1][2][3] Muslims in Nigeria are predominantly Sunni in the Maliki school, which is also the governing Sharia law. However, there is a significant Shia minority, mostly in Sokoto State (see Shia in Nigeria). A smaller number of people follow the Ahmadiyya Islam, a reformatory sect that started in 19th century India. Pew Forum on religious diversity says that 12% are Shia Muslims while 3% are Ahmadi Muslims.[4]

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