Stop killing Christians on flimsy excuse – CAN

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JNI condemns Kano killing, 3 suspects nabbed

NORTHERN chapter of the Christian
Association of Nigeria, CAN, has strongly
condemned the killing of an Igbo market
woman, Mrs Bridget Agbahime, accused
of blaspheming Prophet Mohammed in
Kano State.
The Christian body observed that the
killing of Christians using flimsy excuses
was unacceptable. CAN warned that
such act, which it described as barbaric
must henceforth stop.
They urged the Kano State Governor,
Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of
Kano, Lamido Sanusi to call their people
to order.
“Why must it always be Kano State.
This is not telling good of the state known
to be a commercial city,” the Public
Relations Officer of Northern CAN,
Reverend John Hayab, told newsmen in
Kaduna on Saturday in reaction to the
incident.
Hayab noted that information made
available to the group indicated that
the late Mrs Agbahime was deliberately
killed.
The Northern CAN, also called on
the police to at all times, carry out their
constitutional role of safeguarding the
lives and properties of Nigerians without
fear or favour.
The CAN’s spokesman said: “We
got it on good authority that the slain
woman never blasphemed the Prophet
Mohammed. That the mastermind of the
killing, was fond of always provoking the
deceased and so, on that fateful day, we
learnt, the said man was doing ablution
in front of the woman’s shop and was
cautioned. That was all. The man raised
the alarm that she blasphemed Prophet
Mohammed.”
The cleric added: “The man deliberately
provoked the woman in question just to
carry out those gruesome and barbaric
acts.
“We are saying the mere arrest of the
key suspect of this barbaric act was not
enough. All those that perpetuated the
killing of the innocent woman must be
fished out and brought to book.
“The state government must go further
than this and the Emir of Kano and all
well- meaning citizens of Kano must
come out and condemned it. This is not
telling good of the area (Kano).
“We are committed to peace and
stability of this country. We can’t
understand why our people should be
killed on flimsy excuse(s).”
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Source:: Nigerian Pilot