Governors meet in Owerri over woman allegedly beheaded in Kano

He commended Ohaneze Ndigbo for choosing the path of peace and unity, saying that people are now using religion as a tool to divide and even defraud people.

Governors Malam Nasir El Rufai and Rochas Okorocha

The meeting, which also had the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun in attendance, held in Owerri on Monday, June 7, 2016.

The governors and the APC chairman alongside leaders of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo led by its President-General, Chief Gary Igariway discussed on the allegedly beheaded Igbo woman in Kano State as well the issue of herdsmen and the unity of the country.

At the meeting, Governor El Rufai reportedly said that the Northern governors totally condemn the alleged murder of the Igbo woman in Kano, stressing that the matter should be treated as a case of murder and those responsible be brought to face justice.

In his words, "We will not accept a situation where people, either Christians or Muslims, hide under the umbrella of religion to commit crime. If someone had insulted God, the person should be left for God to take care of. I have advised the Kano governor to publicly deal with the people involved to serve as a deterrent to others."

He commended Ohaneze Ndigbo for choosing the path of peace and unity, saying that people are now using religion as a tool to divide and even defraud people.

On his part, the Bauchi State Governor,  Alhaji Abubakar said “the killing of the woman in Kano was an evil act, pointing out that he had   liaised with the Kano governor and he assured that arrests had   been made and those responsible will face the full weight of the law.”

The President-General of Ohaneze, Chief Igariway, expressed satisfaction with the Kano State governor's approach to the murder case.

Igariway, however, cautioned religious leaders and influential leaders in the North and South East against inciting statements from leaders.

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

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