Amby Uneze in Owerri
The governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha has received with rude shock and indeed with utmost dismay the unfortunate report that a woman from the State, Mrs. Bridget Agbaheme was beheaded in Kano State over an unconfirmed religious argument and described the killing as the height of recklessness on the part of the perpetrators.
When the sad news was broken to him, the governor took the necessary steps and even went beyond the media reports on the sad development to confirm the report and discovered that the woman in question was truly from Mbaitoli Local Government of the State.
In an effort to unravel the perpetrators of this heinous crime, the governor has immediately called on all relevant security agencies in Kano State to leave no stone unturned in carrying out thorough investigation into the killing of the woman, and also stop at nothing to bringing those who carried out the murder to book and pay dearly for their wicked act.
The governor has also appealed to Imo indigenes in Kano State to remain calm to enable law enforcement agents do their job by carrying out the needed investigation into the matter and also take the necessary actions.
Okorocha said “it is important to state here that no Citizen of the Country has any right to take the life of a fellow Citizen no matter the reason. That is why the security agencies would act and swiftly too on the incident to prove to all Nigerians that the life of any lawful Citizen of the Country is valuable and should not be taken by a fellow citizen under any guise”.
The governor also commended his Kano State counterpart for showing leadership by condemning the killing of the woman in Kano with dispatch.
He also commended the Police Command in Kano State for the actions they have already taken to that effect, and said criminals who indulge in criminal activities including murder under any pretence should be treated as such no matter where they come from.
Okorocha once again called for calm on the part of Imo indigenes in Kano and elsewhere, while expressing optimism that security agencies would do their work towards apprehending the perpetrators to face justice.