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Army, police to investigate murder of Yobe cleric

The Late Islamic cleric, Sheik Goni Gashua

The Nigerian Army says it will collaborate with the Police to unravel the identity of a suspected soldier alleged to have killed an Islamic cleric, Sheik Goni Gashua.

A statement by the Assistant Director, Public Relations, Sector Operation Hadin Kai, Captain Kennedy Anyanwu, in Damaturu said a board of Inquiry was set to unravel the circumstance surrounding the incident.

Captain Anyanwu who described the incident as highly regrettable, given the sector’s disposition and zero tolerance on violation of the Code of Conduct and Rules of engagement for troops, said after the investigation, the soldier will be made to face the full wrath of the military and civil laws.

The army commiserates with the victim’s family and the people of Yobe State, promising that justice would be served, accordingly.

Sheik Goni Gashua was allegedly murdered last Friday night around Jaji Maji in Karasuwa LGA, Yobe on his return to the state from Kano by a soldier who requested a lift.

Writing by Alkasim Bala, editing by Makcit Rindap, Muzha Kucha