The Kano State Police Command has arrested two key suspects in connection with the murder of one Bridget Abahime who was extra-judicially murdered in the State for alleged blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammed.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, those arrested were Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar.
The statement added that the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has called for calm while reassuring the family of the deceased and the general public that justice shall be done in the case.
The IGP has also directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in- charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCII, to deploy the Homicide Section of the Department to immediately take over the investigation of the case and ensure speedy prosecution of the arrested suspects.
“IGP Arase has directed the Commissioner of Police of Kano State to sustain the various engagements with all stakeholders and community leaders in the State in order to douse already rising tensions.
“In addition, enough police personnel has been deployed to the state to protect citizens and prevent the incident from degenerating into a major security threat and as well as to continue with the search for the other suspects who are at large.”
The police chief assured that the members of the public will be updated on progress of investigation into the case, and also called on all citizens to imbibe the culture of tolerance and peaceful co-existence and to cooperate with the police in the discharge of its constitutional responsibility.