An uneasy calm reigns in Kano State following the alleged murder of a pastor’s wife, Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme by a mob of religious extremists, who accused her of defaming the Islamic religion.
Late Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme, a mother of one, was married to Pastor Mike Agbaheme, a senior pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church in the state in 1982. The deceased family hails from Orodo village in Mbaitolu Local Government area of Imo State.
According to Saturday Sun, following the tension that pervaded the area, many Christians stayed indoors or limited their movements to seemingly volatile areas as fear persists that the extremists may be up to something else.
In the light of the above, the Joint Security Task Force (JTF) in the state, in a bid to reinstate public confidence, deployed armoured carriers vehicles and over 30 pickup vans filled with security officers, personnel who patrolled the city capital in the morning hours.
Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has decried the killing and the circumstance leading to the pastor’s wife’s death. They held an emergency meeting, but would make their position public in due course.
It was also gathered that the leader of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Kumuyi has requested for details of the incident.
An emergency meeting of the Imo Community Association was going on somewhere in Sabon-Garri Area of the state as at Press time while the Chairman of the Igbo Community Association, Chief Eni Michael has described the death as barbaric and “most painful to every Igbo man and woman in the state”.
He said that Igbo people living in Kano demand nothing but justice, adding that they would monitor the situation untill the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to justice.
“We are not happy at all. A human being is a human being, no matter his tribe or state of origin. Her death is a challenge, we must make sure it does not happen again. And that will start with making sure that those behind this murder do not go scot-free.”
He charged the police to extend their dragnets to bring in anybody that played a role in the mob action against the Igbo lady.