Saturday 4 June 2016

Kano Blasphemy Killing: Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje condemns 'regrettable' killing; ...promises justice

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has condemned the killing of an Igbo market woman, Bridget Agbahime, at Kofar Wambai market in Kano city, by suspected hoodlums.

Rising from a meeting chaired by the Governor and attended by prominent people including the State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Ransome Bello, husband to the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime, Islamic scholars and security agencies, Governor Ganduje described the incident as illegal, unfortunate and regrettable.

In a six-point resolution read by the Governor after the meeting, the state government and other stakeholders condoled with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime stressing that “the killing of his 75-year-old wife is illegal, unjustifiable and without her fault”.
“I really appreciate the role played by security agencies in this matter, especially who worked assiduously to douse the tension and especially, the arrest of a prime suspect, one Alhaji Dauda,
“I therefore, want to call all stakeholders and well-meaning citizens of Kano to publically condemn the killing of the innocent lady and that all Islamic and Christian leaders will engage in public enlightenment of their followers to guard against recurrence of such senselessness.”
Governor Ganduje, who pledged to support the bereaved family of Mrs. Agbahime in their trying period, also expressed condolences to the family on behalf of the government and people of the state.

Meanwhile, the state CAN Chairman, Bishop Ransom Bello, said that his organisation was fully satisfied with the resolutions, adding that there was nothing better any person would expect than what the Governor had done.

While urging people of the state to remain calm, he maintained that with the efforts being made by the state government, peace has returned to the state and that the stakeholders meeting was the beginning of the end of dastardly acts such as killings in Kano.

Also the Eze Ndgibo Kano, Chief Boniface Ibekwe called on all civil and community leaders to put hands together to ensure lasting peace, urging other governors in Nigeria to emulate Ganduje’s initiatives in ensuring brotherly co-existence.
Governor Ganduje meets with Bridget Agbahime husband and CAN leaders

Governor Ganduje meets with Bridget Agbahime husband and CAN leaders
Husband of Bridget Agbahime

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