Kano gov condemns murder of Igbo woman over ‘blasphemy’, promises justice
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has condemned the recent murder of 74-yr old Igbo woman at Wambai Market in Kano and promised to ‘unmask’ the perpetrators of the dastardly act with a view to prosecuting them. The governor made the promise, while addressing newsmen after a meeting with Islamic scholars, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), leaders of different ethnic groups in the state and the deceased’s husband at the Government House Friday night.
The governor, who described the incident as unfortunate and barbaric, condoled with the husband of the deceased and her family. He said that all the stakeholders had unanimously agreed that Mrs Bridget’s death was uncalled for and totally condemned the act.
The stakeholders also insisted that justice must be done as the suspect had been apprehended by the police. “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, and promised that the state government would assist the family of the deceased to prepare for the burial arrangements.
Ganduje thanked the security agencies in the state for their prompt action and the role they played in ensuring peace. In his remarks, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Ransome Bello, said that the Christian body was satisfied with the resolutions taken at the meeting. He also commended the governor for the wonderful wisdom and promised to convey the message to his people within and outside Kano State.
Also speaking, Sheikh Abdulwahab Abdalla, who spoke on behalf of the Council of Ulamas, condemned the act, which he described also as ‘un-Islamic’ and ‘barbaric.’ He further commended the governor for convening the meeting in time, and called on leaders in the country to emulate the governor’s peaceful approach to serious issues.