On woman beheaded in Kano for blasphemy, Governor vows to ensure justice

Ganduje, who described the incident as barbaric, said that security operatives will bring all those involved in the murder to book.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The victim, Bridget Agbaheme was beheaded by an angry mob on Thursday, June 2, in Kano over alleged “blasphemy’ against Prophet Mohammed.

The Governor gave the assurance while addressing newsmen after a meeting with Islamic scholars, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), leaders of different ethnic groups in the state and the murdered woman's husband at the Government House on Friday, June 3.

He condoled with the husband of the murdered 74-year-old woman and her family.

“The Council of Ulamas and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) leadership have also been urged to publicly condemn the barbaric act in the media,” he said.

The governor also urged the religious leaders to intensify efforts in enlightening the general public on the dangers of taking laws into their hands.

Ganjude also promised that the state government will take care of the victim's burial arrangements.

In his reaction, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Ransome Bello, said the Christian body is satisfied with the resolutions taken at the meeting.

He also commended the governor for his wisdom and promised to convey the message to his people within and outside Kano State.

Also reacting to the incident, Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdalla, who spoke on behalf of the council of Ulamas, condemned the act which he described also as unIslamic and barbaric.

The murder Agbaheme has however sparked outrage on microblogging site, Twitter, with many, including former Minister, Oby Ezekwesili, demanding #JusticeforBridget from the Police force, Kano State Government, Federal government, and the National Assembly.

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