Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, A/HRC/7/3/Add.4, 22 November 2007: Nigeria
IV. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, SHARIA PENAL CODE PUNISHMENTS, AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
A. Corporal punishment
56. The Special Rapporteur notes that corporal punishment, such as caning, and including sharia penal code punishments of the northern states (i.e. amputation, flogging and stoning to death), remain lawful in Nigeria. Moreover he notes that sharia-related provisions for adultery and sodomy discriminate against women and same-sex couples, respectively.
Link to full text of the report: Mission report-SR Torture-Nigeria-2007-eng