Blasphemy: Police arrest two persons for beheading Bridget Abahime


In response to the sad incident that occurred in Kano State where a Christian woman, Bridget Abahime was mobbed and extra-judicially murdered, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has called for calm, reassuring the family of the deceased and the general public that justice shall be done in the case.

Arase, in a statement signed by Force spokesman, Bisi Kolawole and issued on Saturday, said furtherance to this firm commitment, the Kano State Police Command has succeeded in arresting two key suspects in connection with the unfortunate incident.

The suspects are Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar.

Bisi noted that in order to ensure a diligent and professional investigation, the IG has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in- charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCID) to deploy the Homicide Section of the Department to immediately take over the investigation of the case and ensure a meticulous investigation and speedy prosecution of the arrested suspects.

Arase also directed the Commissioner of Police of Kano State to sustain the community engagement actions which he is currently initiating with all strategic security stakeholders and community leaders in the State with a view to dousing the tension being generated by the condemnable incident.

Continuing, “In addition, detachments of Mobile and conventional Police as well as the intelligence assets of the Force have been deployed to protect law abiding citizens, reassure the public, prevent the incident from degenerating into a major security threat and aid the Homicide Section being deployed in the location and apprehension of other suspects who are currently at large.”

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“The Force leadership empasises the sanctity of human lives and condemns in the strongest possible terms the violation of the right to life of citizens under any guise.

“The Inspector General of Police and the entire Nigeria Police Family, therefore, condole the family, friends and colleagues of the late victim and stressed that the Force shall uphold its Mandate touching on criminal justice delivery in the most firm and speedy fashion in this instance and in other cases of this nature.

“While the members of the public will be updated on progress of investigation into this case, they are advised to go about their normal activities and resist any temptation to capitalize on the incident to threaten national security as any such attempt will be firmly dealt with.

“The Inspector General also calls on Kano State residents and indeed, all citizens to imbibe the culture of tolerance, rule of law and peaceful co-existence and to trust and cooperate with the police as we strive to ensure justice in this case.”

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