The incident took place yesterday at Wambai market. While reacting to the news, the Kano state police spokesperson, Magaji Majiya, said ”At about 4: 30 pm, there was a disagreement between Bridget Agbahwe and some traders bordering on religion.
She was said to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammed, which did not go down well with the people and they decided to take the law into their hands.” Majiya said that a special squad of the command had since swung into action with a view to arresting the killers.
Bridget, a trader on domestic plastic wares, was in the company of her husband when she was attacked by the angry mob with machetes. Majiya said police intervention prevented the mob from also killing her husband.
The Ohaneze Ndigbo, Kano state chapter, led by Chris Azuka, condemned the killing and called for a thorough investigation to arrest the perpetrators. He appealed for calm saying both Islam and Christianity do not support barbaric killing of innocent lives.