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Buhari bemoans killing of Igbo woman in Kano

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the brutal killing of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime killing in Kofar Wambai, Kano State, describing the incident as a sad and regrettable development.

Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday, said the decapitation of the Igbo woman was unfortunate, pledging however, that justice would be done on the matter.

The President, who condoled with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime, the family and relations, prayed that God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

He also commended the law enforcement agents for apprehending the prime suspect behind the killing, as well as the Kano State government, which summoned a meeting of Christian and Islamic leaders, widower of the deceased, and security agencies, as soon as the sad event occurred.

According to the statement, “President Buhari says justice would be done in the matter, and urges the people not to take the law into their hands. He equally charges those who may want to use the development to fan the embers of religious or ethnic hatred to remember that two wrongs never make a right, and that when law and order breaksdown, those who become victims are never distinguished on the basis of religion or ethnicity.”

A statement issued yesterday by the spokesperson of the police, Olabisi Kolawole, said the IGP Solomon Arase has assured that the culprits would be brought to justice. He expressed firm commitment that the arrest of two suspects Dauda Ahmed and Subieru Abubakar, is one step towards getting those involved.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in a statement on Saturday, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo urged Igbo residents in Kano to remain calm describing the killing as ‘height of recklessness’.

Okorocha commended both the governor of Kano State, Ganduje and the police on steps taken so far, asking that action be carried out fast.


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