The governor has been engaging stakeholders since morning over the death of Mrs Bridget Patience who was killed on Thursday by mob action. He also met with Christian Council of Nigeria, Women wing, led by their President, Hon O.C. Williams. See the photos after the cut. Meanwhile one person arrested so far. He is the main suspect in the beheading investigation which is still ongoing.
According to a statement released by Governor Umar Ganduje’s director general of media and communications, @Dawisu:
The governor is indeed disturbed by this incident and is personally saddened by this unfortunate mob action that led to her death.
Since the incident was brought to the governor’s attention, he has been meeting with several stakeholders in order to get the full details of it.
These series of engagements with stakeholders just concluded with a meeting with Council of Ulamas, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kano Chapter and leader of Igbos in Kano.
The husband of late Mrs Bridget was also part of the stakeholders he engaged with throughout the day, including reps of security agencies.
At the end of these series of engagements, all stakeholders came to a mutual agreement and agreed on the following resolutions.
The governor on behalf of the state government wishes to express his condolences to the husband of the deceased and her family.
All the stakeholders unanimously agreed that Mrs Bridget Patience was illegally killed and also condemned the action in totality.
The governor along with the stakeholders also agreed that justice must be done as the suspect has been apprehended by the police.
The stakeholders, particularly the Council of Ulamas and the CAN leadership have also been urged to publicly condemn this barbaric act.
Governor Ganduje also urged the religious leaders to intensify efforts in enlightening the general public on taking laws into their hands
He also promised that the State Government will assist the family of the deceased prepare for the burial arrangements.