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Bridget Beheading: Only one suspect arrested from Kano mob


The Kano state government on Friday night confirmed the arrest of a prime suspect, Alhaji Dauda in the killing and decapitation of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime.

This was as the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and prominent community and religious leaders jointly condemned the killing of the Igbo market woman at Kofar Wambai market in Kano city, by irate Muslim youths.

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

In a six point resolution read by the governor after the meeting, the stakeholders condoled the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime adding that “the killing of his wife is illegal, unjustifiable and without her fault”.

Governor Ganduje said that justice must be done in the matter, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, assuring that his government would ensure that justice is done.

He said that the meeting appreciated the role played by security agencies in the matter, especially those who worked assiduously to douse the tension and especially, the arrest of a prime suspect, one Alhaji Dauda.

The arrest of only one suspect of the many youths that carried out the dastardly act however doesn’t give much substance to the claims that Justice was being served the perpetrators.


– Daniel Fayemi for

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