Saturday, June 4, 2016

2 Suspects arrested for beheading Igbo Woman in Kano

The Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase

Following the horrible incident that happened in Kano state where one Bridget Abahime was brutally murdered, Solomon Arase, the inspector-general of police, has called for calm. He also assured the family of the deceased and the general public that justice would be done in the case.In a statement issued by Bisi Kolawole, the force public relations officer, on Saturday in Abuja, the IG confirmed that the Kano state police command already arrested two key suspects – Dauda Ahmed and Subeiru Abubakar.“In order to ensure a diligent and professional investigation, the inspector general of police has directed the deputy inspector-general of police in- charge of the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) to deploy the Homicide Section of the Department to immediately take over the investigation of the case and ensure a meticulous investigation and speedy prosecution of the arrested suspects.
“The inspector general of police has also 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 with a view to dousing the tension being generated by the condemnable incident.“In addition, detachments of mobile and conventional police as well as the intelligence assets of the force have been deployed to protect law abiding citizens, reassure the public, prevent the incident from degenerating into a major security threat and aid the Homicide Section being deployed in the location and apprehension of other suspects who are currently at large,” the statement read in part.Arase and the entire Nigeria Police expressed condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late victim.He assured the members of the public that they would be updated on progress of investigation into the case.The IGP the people of Kano state to go about their normal activities and resist any temptation to capitalize on the incident to threaten national security as any such attempt will be firmly dealt with.Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari also condemned the killing of Bridget Agbahime and described as sad and regrettable the developments that led to this crime.He commended the law enforcement agents for arresting the prime suspect behind the killing, as well as the Kano state government, which summoned a meeting of Christian and Islamic leaders, widower of the deceased and security agencies, as soon as the tragic incident happened.

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