Apex Islamic body in the North, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has faulted the murdering of Mrs. Bridget Agbahime for alleged blasphemy of the Prophet Muhammed.
JNI in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu described the act as un-islamic and perpetrated by miscreants and criminals.
Mrs. Agbahime, 74 was lynched last Thursday at Kano market by mob in presence of her husband over a false alarm of blasphemy.
”With pains and sobriety JNI received with shock the most unfortunate alleged blasphemy of the Prophet (SAW) by one Mrs. Bridget Agbahime that was reported to have happened in Wambai Area of Kano, Kano State and another one that claimed four lives in Pandogari, Rafi Local Government Council of Niger State.
“These ugly incidences utterly stand condemned and are regarded as criminal and un-Islamic, perpetrated by miscreants and criminals.
“It is hardly believable that such dastardly acts could happen in the name of religion, considering the various enlightenment programs on interfaith and mutual co-existence being put in place by the Muslim scholars and the leadership.
“In the light of the above, we commend the various untiring efforts of the Kano and Niger State Governments and also the respective states’ Ulama’ in nipping in the bud, the unfortunate crises that would have engulfed both states.
Likewise, the proactive measures of all the security agencies are also commendable and we implore that same be sustained,” JNI stated.