Kano Killing: We now have two countries - CAN *Agbahime's blood crying for justice

By Editor on 06/11/2016

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Which other country apart from Nigeria would people from a particular section be slaughtered like animals with such reckless abandon, flimsy excuses and on such a regular basis without consequences, especially from the government that is supposed to apply the law?

These is the question the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is seeking answers to on Monday, whilst expressing deep sadness over the news of the sudden release without trial of the five suspects accused of killing a 74-year-old Christian woman in Kano, Mrs. Bridget Agbahime.

The organisation expressing complete disenchantment on the issue, described the development as highly provocative and insulting act on the collective sensitivities on Nigeria as a democratic nation.

All the five persons held in connection with Agbehime’s murder June, 2016, according reports were released by a Kano State magistrate court on account of a nolle prosequi (Do not prosecute), entered by the Attorney General of the state. 

Reacting in a statement on Monday, signed by Evang. Kwamkur Samuel Director Legal and Public Affairs, the association condemned what it called the continuous act of killing of innocent Nigerians under the pretence of blasphemy adding that it considered the wilful absence of justice for victims of the mindless killings in Nigeria by the relevant authorities as a very serious constitutional breach and security threat to the nation’s unity and collective survival as a nation.


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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

It said: “The now-familiar tradition of avoidance to arrest or properly investigate and prosecute cases involving the deliberate killing of innocent Nigerians is evidence of a scripted plan to operate another nation within the Nigerian state and to deny justice to those who truly deserve justice.

“The cardinal responsibility of Government to protect the lives and property of the citizens is sacrosanct and must not be sacrificed on the altar of religious convenience. As it stands today, there is no single prosecution record of any criminal who killed under the pretence of blasphemy in Nigeria despite the number of victims and incontrovertible facts showing that those killings were done in daylight and mostly by persons who live within the communities where these heinous crimes were committed. 

“The Association calls on the Kano State Government and the Inspector General of Police to execute justice on behalf of the blood calling out for it.  The act of condoning crass criminality in the name of blasphemy deserves greater attention and broader treatment in this era of transforming the mindset of the citizens to work toward progressive change.

“CAN deeply sympathizes with the family of the Kano victim over the rather very sad outcome of the case and assures that the pursuit of justice is a noble task of all well-meaning citizens working together toward a more decent and better society.

“As the umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, we will not relent in our effort to ensure that justice is served on the religiously intolerant and to ensure that all Nigerians are treated equally irrespective of their faith, social status and where they come from.”




Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on November, 7 2016

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