President Muhammadu Buhari has described as sad and regrettable the killing of Mrs Bridget Agbahime, an Igbo market woman in Kano.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in a statement yesterday that Buhari condoled with the husband of the deceased, Pastor Mike Agbahime, the family and relations, and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Buhari also commended the law enforcement agents for apprehending the suspects behind the killing as well as the Kano State government, “which summoned a meeting of Christian and Islamic leaders and security agencies as soon as the event occurred.”
President Buhari assured that justice would be done in the matter and urged the people not to take the law into their hands.
He equally charged those who might want to use the development to fan the embers of religious or ethnic hatred to remember that two wrongs never make a right.
The president also warned that “when law and order breaks down, those who become victims are never distinguished on the basis of religion or ethnicity.”
“The incident at Kofar Wambai market, Kano city, is utterly condemnable, and the state government has been quite proactive. Let us ensure that we keep the peace, as justice will be done. Let us learn to respect each other’s faith, so that we can live together in peace,” Buhari said.
The police yesterday confirmed that two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.
A statement by police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner of Police Olabisi Kolawole, said those arrested are; Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar.
He said in order to ensure a diligent and professional investigation, the Inspector General of Police has directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in- charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) to ask the Homicide Section of the Department to immediately take over the investigation of the case.
She said the Inspector General of Police also directed the Commissioner of Police in Kano State to sustain the community engagement actions which he is currently initiating with all strategic security stakeholders and community leaders with a view to dousing the tension being generated by the incident.