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Rights Group Calls For Justice For Christian Woman Beheaded By Muslim Mob In Kano

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Nigerians receives the shocking news of the beheading of a Christian woman by a Muslim mob in a Kano market on Friday, June 3, 2016.

The Christian woman was beheaded after being accused of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad by the murderous gang of Muslim fundamentalists. The mob brutally murdered her and paraded her severed head around the ancient city.

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Women and human rights group, Women Arise for Change Initiative (WA) led by civil rights icon, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has issued a statement calling for justice for Mrs. Bridget Patience, an Igbo trader, identified as an indigene of Imo State by bloggers.

Read the statement from the rights group, delivered to The Trent on Friday, June 3, 2016, below.

Press Release

The Women Arise for Change Initiative (WA) condemns in its totality the gruesome murder, through beheading, of Mrs. Bridget Patience by some youths alleged to be Muslim worshipers in a Kano market on Thursday.

We received the news of this barbaric act with disbelief and disdain. We are particularly saddened that an innocent woman could be so murdered in broad daylight over such a flimsy allegation of blasphemy which was even unproven while as of the time she was murdered in cold blood.

It is so disturbing and disgusting that after almost 24hours that this heinous crime was been perpetrated, there has been no categorical statement from the either the Kano State government or any local authority as we even understand that none of the perpetrators has been arrested let alone, paraded.

There is no Justification whatsoever for anyone to take laws into their hands or take the life of another under guise of religion. We wish to state that actions like this and the unwarranted silence by the authorities are capable of promoting anarchy within the society and must therefore be curtailed immediately through government’s decisive response. This curious silence emboldens the perpetrators who will now go to town with chest high as heros.

While condoling the family of the late Bridget, we demand unequivocally that the government must immediately fetch and bring all the perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice without any delay. Justice must be served to the memory of the late woman in the very shortest time.

We shall not relent in our effort at demanding justice for the late Bridget Patience and every other victim of barbaric murder as this one.

Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin
Women Arise.

Christian Woman Beheaded By Muslim Mob In Kano

A Christian woman was beheaded by a Muslim mob in Kano on Thursday, June 2, 2016 for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.

The incident took place at the Kofar Wambai Market as traders were about to close for the day in the evening.

An eyewitness told journalists that some Muslim youths, armed with dangerous weapons attacked the woman and beheaded here.

According to the rioters, the woman was involved in a religious argument with another person earlier in the day. The other person has not been identified.

Police public relations officer in Kano, Mr. Musa Magaji Majia, confirmed the murder. He also says that some of the persons involved in the killing have been arrested while a manhunt has been launched “for those who escaped”.

The remains of the woman have been deposited in the mortuary.

According to reports, she was not registered with the market association hence it is difficult to identify her.

This week, a religious riot broke out in Niger State after a Christian trader, 24-year-old Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel, allegedly made a Facebook post insulting Prophet Mohammed.

Four people were killed, a church burnt down, several shops burnt and looted in the rioting carried out by a Muslim mob in Pandogari, a town in Rafi local government area in Niger State.

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