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How Muslims killed Madam Bridget Agbahime in Kano City

Many years after Gideon Akaluka was beheaded in 1995 in Kano State, another Christian in the same state has paid the supreme price of faith. Mrs Bridget Agbahime, wife of a Kano-based pastor, was clubbed to death by young Muslims who accused her of blasphemy against prophet Muharnmed.
The latest case, according to analysts, has generated more uproar and condemnation from both Muslims and Christians, including the federal and state governments.
In a Christian Voice opinion survey on the issue, one of the respondents, a civil servant, said that he was pained that the late Mrs Agbahime who hailed from Orodo, Mbatoli LGA of Imo state, could not have committed any blasphemy against prophet Mohammed.
“Every Christian living in the Muslim dominated North now knows better than to say or do anything that would constitute blasphemy against the Muslim religion. That women did not commit any blasphemy. Her killing was premeditated,  he said.
An eyewitness and relative of the slain women stated that the 74-year-old woman was beaten to death because she asked a Muslim man not to pray in front of  her shop.
“She was seated at her shop at Kafor Wambai which is a market for plastic as at 3-4 pm thereabout only for a Muslim guy to come in front of mummy’s shop towards closing time to perform ablution (washing of their feet before their prayers). Mummy then told him-not to do that in front of her shop. Instantly, he, the guy started arguing with her, saying she has insulted Allah for preventing him from performing his ablution. He then went to alert his fellow Mushlim brother, the relative stated through the internet on Linda Ikeji’s Blog.
The account stated that an angry mob massed up, chanting Allahu Akbar and demanding her death. They overpowered an Alhaji that tried to protect her and beat her to death in front of her husband, a pastor of Deeper Life Bible Church, Kano State.
The account stated that the Muslims who killed her were discussing on ways to steal the corpse from the mortuary and behead her because that is the punishment for blasphemy, according to the fundamentalists.
Meanwhile, reacting to the development, the Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, met with the council of Ulamas, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kano chapter and leader of the Igbos in Kano, including the husband of the deceased.
A statement from the governor’s office stated that after the meeting, “all the stakeholders unanimously agreed that Mrs Bridget Patience was illegally killed and also condemned the action in totality,” adding that they also agreed that justice must be done.
Gov. Ganduje urged the leaders to make efforts to prevent the public from taking laws into their hands, promising that the state government will assist the family in the burial.

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