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Blasphemy beheading : Police arrest two in Kano

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The police in Kano State say they have arrested two people for the beheading of an igbo lady in Kano on Thursday.

The woman, who was accused of uttering blasphemous statements against the Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW) was lynched by a mob at Kofar Wambai Market, Plastic Section.

A statement from the Kano State police command, signed by its spokesman, Magaji Musa Majia, said one person was arrested on Thursday, while the second suspect who was the man that had quarrel with woman surrendered himself to the police.

“During the quarrel, the woman was alleged to have uttered an insult against the Prophet Mohammed and she was attacked and lynched to death by an angry mob,” said the statement.

The timely response of the police saved the situation and the husband of the deceased who was at the scene was rescued to protective custody, as her corpse was taken to the morgue. The statement said the commissioner of police directed that the two suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (SCIID) for discreet investigation.

It concluded that normalcy has been restored to the market and people are going about their normal businesses, and on behalf of the state government  expressed  condolences to the husband of the deceased & her family.

Meanwhile, in a series of tweets, Kano Governor,  Ganduje along with the stakeholders  expressed condolences and urged the Police to ensure  that suspects are  arrested and justice done.

According to Ganduje, The stakeholders, particularly the Council of Ulamas & the CAN leadership have also been urged to publicly condemn this barbaric act.

Ganduje  urged the religious leaders to intensify efforts in enlightening the general public on taking laws into their hands, promised that the State Government will assist the family of the deceased prepare for the burial arrangements.

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