Pres. Buhari has described the killing of Mrs Bridget Agbahime, an Igbo market woman in Kano, as sad and regrettable. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
It said Buhari condoled with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbaheme, the family and relations, praying that God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss. The statement commended the law enforcement agents for apprehending the prime suspect in the killing.
“The president assured that justice would be done in the matter, and urged the people not to take the law into their hands. He charged those who might want to use the development to fan the embers of religious or ethnic hatred to remember that two wrongs never make a right.
When law and order breaks down, those who become victims are never distinguished on the basis of religion or ethnicity.’’ It stated that the incident at Kofar Wambai market, Kano city, was 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 President said in the statement.
The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two persons suspected to have participated in the murder, but denied earlier report that the woman was beheaded. In an interview with reporters, the husband, Pastor Mike Agbahime, also confirmed that his wife was not beheaded.