Igbo group questions Emir’s silence over Kano killing

Aka Ikenga, An Igbo think tank has questioned the silence of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on the mob killing of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime, in the state over allegations that she had insulted Prophet Mohammed.

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Describing the incident as condemnable, the group commended the actions taken so far by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the state police commissioner, but asked why the religious head had yet to also condemn the mob action.

The group, in a statement by its President, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, also called for the trial of those involved in Bridget’s killing.

It said, “Aka Ikenga condemns the ghastly murder of Bridget, a peaceful trader whose only offence was an altercation with another person. The mastermind of this must be used as an example so that other murders under the cover of religion will be stopped.

“We commend the Governor of Kano State, as well as the Police Commissioner for their prompt reactions. But we wonder why the Emir of Kano, whose word is religious law, has not led in this battle to stop these bigots who believe they have the divine injunction to kill in the name of God. Must the Emir wait for a national condemnation to take place as was the case in Ese Oruru before he takes actions?”

The statement described Bridget’s killing as “a premeditated action under a religious garb” and called on the government to ensure that the “mastermind of the mob action and his cohorts were charged to court promptly”.

Similarly, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, had on Saturday promised that justice would be served in the case of Bridget.

The President, while condoling with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime, described the incident as sad and regrettable.



  1. They should also try the Emir of Kano for his criminal silence! I can’t believe that man had western education! I am beginning to think that he worked in the CBN with sharia education!

  2. Hausas re animals no matter how u tame them that animal in them will always manifest ibos maybe u should start killing the ones on Ur soil silently.

  3. ….if you don’t want to hear, other people want to hear and it is the right of all human beings to respect other people’s feelings……Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

    We need to respect each other’s feelings especially on religion. Christians don’t eat meat on a certain day in the year, Ash Wednesday; Muslims abhor pigs and speaking ill of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) while a certain religion in India do not eat cow meat, in fact fact they rever cows while down here in NIgeria, we slaughter and consume thousands of cows daily.

    Respect begets respect.

    Leave the Emir out of this, let’s look at the root cause of the problem. While the killing of the woman can never be justified under normal circumstances, how normal will it be for me to go to India and slaughter a cow for consumption amidst the people that basically rever cows ?

    Respect is reciprocal…..Nice

    Just yesterday Sunday June 6, 2016, no one in Benin city, NIgeria was allowed to cook with fire, as part of their religion/believes/tradition, you could have cooked with electric burners but not fire; think, what do you think would have happened to someone that violated that warning, brought out firewood to cook banga soup with starch, right in the market place as was the case with the blasphemy in Kano ?

    Think. This has nothing to do with politics or tribe or religion. RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE’S FEELINGS.

    I might be wrong in my analysis as I do not have the monopoly of knowledge or wisdom, but this is my take on it.

    There are taboos all over the world, understand what is forbidden wherever you are and respect them.

    • Even though the woman even blasphem as alleged, their are modern and civil ways according to the Nigerian constitution of resolving issues and not my mudering her in the public like ISIS,

  4. @sweethammer, what point are you trying to drive at …… If you like tell all the stories in this world , talk about all the bangs and starch, plus if you like join Isi ewu and nkwobi to it, there’s no enough justification for that woman to have been murdered… .. So save yourself the stress of unnecessary researches …….

    GOD can fight for himself, doesn’t need people murdering for his sake …..

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