POLICE ARRESTS TWO SOLDIERS OVER MURDER OF ISLAMIC CLERIC, ARMY VOWS TO INVESTIGATE

Written by on August 22, 2022

The army has said it will investigate after two soldiers were reportedly arrested over the murder of an Islamic cleric in Yobe State, Sheikh Goni Gashua.

According to a statement signed by army spokesperson Kennedy Anyanwu, the army is already in touch with the Yobe State Police Command to unravel the identity of the “suspected soldiers.”

“Additionally, the Sector has instituted a Board of Inquiry to unravel the circumstance surrounding the unfortunate incident.

“At the end of the investigation, the soldiers will be made to face the full wrath of both military and civil laws.

“This incident is highly regrettable given the Sectors disposition and zero tolerance on violation of Code of Conduct and Rules of engagement for troops.

“Consequently, the Sector wishes to commiserate with the family of the victim and the good people of Yobe State and promise that justice would be served accordingly.”

You would recall that Sheikh Goni Aisami-Gashua was killed on Saturday.

The cleric was said to be travelling from Gashua to Kano when he was followed in a bus by the attackers.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, while speaking with newsmen said suspects wielding AK-47 rifles had  been arrested and were in police custody.

Gashua has been one of the most peaceful communities in the state, even at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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