There are reports making the rounds on Twitter about a woman, Bridget Patience Agbaheme allegedly murdered for “blasphemy” against Prophet Muhammad.
According to Sahara Reporters,
Angry Muslims youths in Kano on Thursday evening decapitated a woman trader over allegations that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.
The victim, who was said to be of Igbo extraction was accused of blasphemy during a religious argument at Wambai market.
The woman, who sells plastics at the local market was in the company of her husband when she was murdered.
The report also said that the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Police Command, DSP Musa Magaji, confirmed the incident, saying: ”At about 4 30 pm, there was a disagreement between the murdered woman and some traders bordering on religion. The woman was said to have blasphemed Prophet Mohammed, which did not go down well with the mob”.
Magaji said that the woman was in the company of her husband when the incident happened but the timely intervention of the police saved the husband, who was immediately whisked for safety.
Nigerians on twitter have condemned the act. See tweets below:
This is the 5th killing “because of blasphemy” we are hearing of this week.
Something needs to give
— Clxrence (@Clarenceonyeks) June 3, 2016
Kano, You cannot fight for any God; Christian, Muslim.
What kind of Religion tolerates murder? Who defines blasphemy? You?
— kenneth nwume (@KenCoolFm) June 3, 2016
Has the Governor or Emir of Kano released any statement on the beheading of Bridget Patience?
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) June 3, 2016
I condemn the barbaric murder of a Christian woman by irate Muslims in Kano and I salute the boldness of northerners who have done same
— Abimbola Oligbinde (@AOligbinde2) June 3, 2016
How dare you fight for God and you believe him to be the most powerful…blasphemy or not…kill by the sword and enjoy the KARMA #Kano
— Adebola Taofeek (@iam_ademuyiwa) June 3, 2016
Some sets of fools are not deserving of the air they breathe. And the Kano govt isn’t doing anything about this madness!
— MECA (@Donmeca) June 3, 2016
— unprettyMe (@Olola_Isrhea) June 3, 2016
In Kano state, a lady was beheaded all in the name of religion but the country/world is still at peace. Of wht degree was her blasphemy pls?
— Gabriel O’Drey (@vinnydrey) June 3, 2016
Those behind the beheading of the woman in Kano must be fished out to face the consequences of their action.
— M. Tahir Hassan (@mrtahir7) June 3, 2016
If none of these representatives raise a motion in the HoA with regards to the beheading of Bridget in Kano then they should be recalled.
— Fixated (@psykologer) June 3, 2016
So a woman was beheaded in Kano and people are silent about it? Truly people want to incite violence in this country
— Eric Effiong (@daviruz) June 3, 2016
I think some nigerians are against peace&harmony. We are trying to tackle NDA issue as a nation. Then Kano beheading rears it’s head.
— Abimbola F-Cole (@bimzycole) June 3, 2016
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) June 3, 2016
I simply can’t believe this level of barbaric act being meted out on d lady in Kano. That sure isn’t d Islam Prophet Muhammad (SAW) preached
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) June 3, 2016
The murder of Bridget in Kano will register in history as another instance of ethnic and religious extremism. Like Gideon Akaluka.
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) June 3, 2016