IGP Deploys Homicide Detectives To Investigate Kano Blasphemy Killing


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase has deployed homicide detectives to immediately investigate the gruesome beheading of one Bridget Abahime for alleged blasphemy in Kano.

The incident which took place on Thursday evening in the city of Kano saw an irate group of muslim youths beheaded Mrs Bridget Abahime, a local trader over allegations that she blasphemed Prophet Muhammad.

Also, detachments of Mobile and conventional Policemen as well as the intelligence assets of the Police Force were also deployed to protect residents of the State and prevent the incident from degenerating into a major security threat.

The officers and men deployed were mandated to aid the Homicide Section being deployed in the location and apprehension of suspects implicated in the beheading who are currently at large.

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The Inspector-General in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Bisi Kolawole on Saturday in Abuja, confirmed that two suspects, Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar have been arrested by the Kano State Police Command.

Justice Will be Served In Beheading Case – IGP

Mr Arase condemned the incident and appealed for calm while reassuring the family of the deceased and the general public that justice would be served in the matter.


The IG further directed the Commissioner of Police of Kano State to sustain the community engagement actions which he is currently initiating with all strategic security stakeholders and community leaders in the state in order to douse the tension being generated by the incident.

The IG emphasized the sanctity of human lives and condemned in strong terms the violation of the right to life of citizens under any guise.

The Police IG condoled with the family, friends and colleagues of the late victim and stressed that the police would uphold its mandate bordering on criminal justice delivery.

Arase also called on Kano State residents and indeed, all citizens to imbibe the culture of tolerance, rule of law and peaceful co-existence and to trust and cooperate with the police as they strive to ensure justice in this case.