Saturday, 4 June 2016

How Kano Mob Decapitated Pastor’s Wife for Blasphemy – Police

The police in Kano state have pledged to fish out and arrest the killers of a woman trader who was alleged to have blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad.

A police spokesperson, Magaji Majiya, told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday that Bridget Agbahwe 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.

The victim, a trader in domestic plastic wares at the market, was in the company of her husband when she was attacked by the angry mob with machetes.

Mr. Majiya said police intervention prevented the mob from also killing her husband.

The police spokesperson assured that the force were on the trail of the killers and would get them soon.

The Ohaneze Ndigbo, a socio cultural organization of Igbo people, Kano state chapter, led by Chris Azuka, condemned the killing and called for a thorough investigation to arrest the perpetrators.

He appealed for calm saying both Islam and Christianity do not support barbaric killing of innocent lives.

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