Police Releases Identity Of Woman Beheaded In Kano, Vows To Fish Out Killers
The police on Friday released the identity of a Nigerian woman killed by Muslim youths in Kano.
The beheaded woman has been named by police sources as “Bridget Patience Agbaheme” who is an Igbo from Imo state.
The late Agbaheme was killed and beheaded on Thursday by a mob after an argument with some customers in Kano’s Wambai market who accused her of blasphemy.
”At about 4: 30 pm, there was a disagreement between the murdered woman and some traders bordering on religion.
“The woman was said to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammed, which did not go down well with the people and they decided to take the law into their hands,” he said.
The police spokesperson said the body of the victim had been deposited at a hospital mortuary and that a special squad of the command had since swung into action with a view to arresting the killers.
Meanwhile, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Kano State in a press statement said the organization is saddened by the violent incident.
The statement signed by President of the Ndigbo, Chris Chukwubuzor Asuka and his secretary, Damian Obisike respectively.
“We wish to condemn the extrajudicial murder of Mrs. Briget Agbaheme, and we call on the authorities to take every step needed to investigate the incident properly so as to ascertain exactly what happened and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions”.
“We are worried by the alarming culture of violence and bloodshed in Nigeria where faceless elements take laws into their hands often on the ground of religion without recourse to the rule of law”.
The statement also called on all Kano citizens, especially the Sabon Gari Community to remain calm and law abiding while the incident is investigated.
According to them, Islam and Christianity are religions of peace, and we all have a duty of respecting our religion and that of others, and must not engage in acts capable of provoking ethnic or religious tensions under any guise.