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Buhari condemns Bridget Agbahime’s murder


President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has bemoaned the killing of a woman at Kofar Wambai in Kano State, describing the incident as sad and regrettable.

Reacting to the brutal assassination of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, an Igbo market woman in Kano, Buhari’s, in a statement by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Saturday said the development 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 breaks down, those who become victims are never distinguished on the basis of religion or ethnicity.

“The incident at Kofar Wambai market, Kano city, is utterly condemnable, and the state government has been quite proactive. Let us ensure that we keep the peace, as justice will be done. Let us learn to respect each other’s faith, so that we can know each other and live together in peace,” the President said.

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  • Basil Ogbanufe

    A very sad event. Beheaded in broad daylight. This is wickedness.

  • omibiga

    Soldiers didn’t shoot anybody even as the Muslims were said to have paraded the head of the slain woman! Recall Akaluka in the same Kano in the early nineties? Unless Christians do something drastic, this islamisation project which comes in the form of boko haram, fulani herdsmen and now brazen slaughter of non Muslins especially of Igbo extraction, will soon be achieved to our chagrin.Northerners come to the south to slaughter us like animals and as if that is not bad enough, they kill our people in the north with the highest level of impunity and all we get is the president ostensibly ‘condemning’ the act through an assistant.The international community should take judicial notice of this blatant provocation because people are being pushed to the wall.

  • tee

    I’m so sad and distrust that Nigerians, especially the northerners does not have respect for the sanctity of life. It just gives the impression that Islam is a religion of violence. Every right thinking person should condemn this callous act.

  • Mizch

    Extra judicial killings thrive in an unjust and lawless society. Does human life matter in Nigeria?