President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday described the killing of an Igbo market woman, Bridget Agbahime, in Kano as sad and unfortunate, assuring that justice will be served in the matter.
Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime, the family and relations, praying that God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
The 74-year-old woman was allegedly killed by Muslim faithful for “insulting” Prophet Mohammed , Her husband, a Deeper Life Church Pastor Mike Agbahime was present at Kofar Wambia market in Kano on Thursday when a mob allegedly made to believe Bridget, his wife, blasphemed Islam’s holy prophet lynched her.
The pastor told newsmen in Kano, Saturday, the mob beat his wife to death after apparently snatching her from the hands of the Nigeria Police.
Prior to the clarification, it had been widely reported an irate mob beheaded Bridget and paraded her head round the market.
The statement read that the President have commended the law enforcement agents for apprehending the prime suspect behind the killing and lauded 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.
Buhari promised that justice will be served in the matter and urged the people not to take the law into their hands.
He also charged 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 statement read