Kano Killing: No Secret Trial For Bridget’s Killers – Northern CAN

By Lola Seriki- IDAHOSA, Kaduna

The Northern States branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN said that the trial of the killers of 74- years-old woman, Madam Bridget Agbahime who was murdered by mob at Kofar Wambai market must not be done in secret.
It would be recalled that Madam Bridget Agbahime, 74 was lynched last week Thursday at Kano market by mob in presence of her husband over a false alarm of blasphemy.
Speaking with newsmen, the spokesman of the Northern CAN, Rev. John Joseph Hayab also wander why the police who claimed to have saved the husband of the late Madam Bridget from the mob, could not rescue the Woman or arrest the perpetrators almost immediately.
CAN also wonder why people would just wake up and killed fellow human beings just because they are angry with such an individual.
“So, if your enemy is angry with you, the best thing to do is to raise false alarm using religion as a cover to kill you,” said CAN.
He said, “Our religious leaders must come out and preach the true tenets of religion, because this arrogance is getting too much.”
CAN also appealed to Kano state government to make deliberate policies aiming at stopping this type of extremism, adding that “this type of issues is given the Kano State a bad name and image.”
“The Kano State government has to ensure that the trial of the Man that raise the false alarm and his cohorts is not done in secret in order to save as deterrent to others,” he said.
According to CAN “Kano State government must do something permanently about this kind of issues which keep occurring, because this whole issue give the State a bad name before the international community.”
CAN further appealed to Christians to be law abiding with government at all level as well as offer persistent prayers for the unity and progress of the country


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