NIGERIAN President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assured that justice would be done in the case of the Igbo woman, Bridget Agbahime, beheaded by a Muslim mob in Kano for alleged blasphemy.
She was said to have been beheaded and her head paraded in Kano on Friday after she was involved in an argument with some people.
In a reaction contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Saturday, he described as “sad and regrettable the developments that led to the killing of Mrs Bridget Agbahime, an Igbo market woman in Kano.”
Buhari condoled 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.
He also commended the law enforcement agents for apprehending the prime suspect behind the killing, as well as 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.
The statement quoted the president as saying that “justice would be done in the matter,” and urged the people not to take the law into their hands.
He equally 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 statement further quoted Buhari as saying; “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.