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Governors condemn killings in the name of religion

08 June 2016, 14:39

Abuja — Governor Rochas Okorocha, his Kaduna and Bauchi States’ counterparts, Nasir El Rufai and  Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun, met on Tuesday with leaders of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo  to discuss the beheaded Igbo woman in Kano State,the issue of herdsmen and the unity of the country, reports Vanguard

All agreed that  those behind these unlawful acts are criminals and common enemies of the nation and her people.

Governor El Rufai said he has advised the Kano governor to publicly deal with the people involved to serve as a deterrent to others.

He commended Ohaneze Ndigbo for choosing the path of peace and unity, pointing out that people are now using religion as a tool to divide and even defraud people.

Also read: Kano woman beheaded for blasphemy

According to ThisDay, Bauchi State Governor,   Mohammed Abubakar said he had   liaised with the Kano governor and he assured that arrests had   been made and those responsible will face the full weight of the law.

Earlier in his speech, the  President-General of Ohaneze, Igariway, expressed satisfaction with the way the governor of Kano State is handling the case of the Igbo woman beheaded in his state, and cautioned against inciting statements from leaders, even as he commended the goodwill demonstrated by the Kaduna and Bauchi State governors. 

Read more at Vanguard

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