NIGERIANS SEEK JUSTICE FOR KILLED BRIDGET AGBAHIME (74YRS)

Bridget Agbahime 74 years old wife of a Deeper Life Bible Church in Kano Pastor lost her life to a mere disagreement with some traders where she sells plastic wares. Is no more news that she was killed for an alleged blasphemy against Mohammed in a market in Kano northern Nigeria. But to people who knew her vehemently said, she is not capable of doing. In their words, Bridget is a decent woman, that respects people and having spent most of her life in the north, cannot say anything against Islam or its prophet.
As shocking as it may appear, a court in Nigeria northern city of Kano have set free the five men held in connection to the killing of the pastors wife. The freed men are Zabairu Abubakar, Abdulahi Abubakar, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa and Musa Abdulahi. The order of Kano state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice that the five men had no case to answer after reviewing the facts from the police file in accordance with section 130 and 150 of the criminal procedure code and a legal advice led to the discharge of the five suspect and pronouncement of innocent of any wrong doing.
Kano the largest city in mainly Moslem northern Nigeria, often witnessed widespread violence against minority Christian and churches.  The Christian Ass0ciation of Nigeria (CAN) condemnation of her killing and call of justice for Bridget has been dashed with this latest ruling of innocent to her alleged killers.
Nigeria President described her killing through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity as “Sad and Regrettable”, yet the five men were left off the hook. The speaker of the house of Representatives Yakubu Dogara a Christian, said “it was grievous act of lawlessness and impunity” “rule of law must prevail”.
There have been killings in Niger State where a man named Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel was attacked and killed for purportedly posting blasphemous statement on social media against Mohammed. Three people and a police officer also were killed with churches, houses burnt and 25 shops looted.
These religious motivated violence were condemned by the Jama”atu Nasri Islam, the highest body of Islam led by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa”ad Abubakar. The body called for the protection of the Citizenry as it is the premise of the government legitimacy under Nigeria constitution.

As at the time of filling this report. Is not clear if an appeal will be made against the ruling in Kano. Nigeria which many see as a Secular nation is in the eye of the world to see if there will be Justice for slain Bridget Agbahime. It will not be out of order to call on our law makers to look into our existence as one NIGERIA and condemn the act of hiding under religion to kill people of different fate. People must account for their crimes against humanity. Religious leaders must educate and enlighten followers on the basis of their religion which is LOVE and not HATE. 
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