TVC N. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the release without trial of the five suspects accused of killing a 74 year old Christian woman in Kano, Mrs Bridget Agbahime who was murdered in June, 2016.
In a statement made available to news men yesterday, signed by director Legal and Public Affairs, CAN, Evang. (Barr.) Kwamkur Samuel it described the release of the five suspects as highly provocative, insultive to the collective sensibilities of the country as a democratic nation if the newspapers reports are correct.
‘’The association calls on the Kano State Government and the Inspector General of Police to execute justice on behalf of the blood calling out for it. The act of condoning crass criminality in the name of blasphemy deserves greater attention and broader treatment in this era of transforming the mindset of the citizens to work toward progressive change.
‘’CAN deeply sympathizes with the family of the Kano victim over the rather very sad outcome of the case and assures that the pursuit of justice is a noble task of all well-meaning citizens working together toward a more decent and better society,’’ it said.
It added that as the umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria, CAN will not relent in effort to ensure that justice is served on the religiously intolerant and to ensure that all Nigerians are treated equally irrespective of their faith, social status and where they come from.