(ALLAFRICA) — Christians in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north have demanded authorities do more to protect them after a woman was stabbed over an alleged religious dispute. President Mohammadu Buhari has pleaded for religious tolerance.
Nigerian authorities said 74-year-old Bridget Abahime, an ethnic Igbo trader and wife of a pastor, was "mobbed and extra-judicially murdered" on Thursday at a market in Kano, Nigeria's largest northern city.
Following reports that the woman was killed over a perceived insult on Prophet Muhammad, the northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria said police are not doing enough to protect Christians and warned Saturday of a "looming religious crisis."
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