Army pledges to unmask, prosecute soldiers involved in alleged murder of cleric

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The Nigerian Army has pledged to unmask the identity of two suspected soldiers arrested by the operatives of Yobe State Police Command for the alleged murder of an Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Goni Gashua in Yobe State.

The Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Headquarters Section 2 Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Colonel Kennedy Anyanwu has vowed that the army would unmask and deal decisively with the two suspected soldiers allegedly involved in the murder of an Islamic cleric if find culpable.

Colonel Anyanwu said, the Sector in collaboration with the Yobe State Police Command is carrying out detailed investigation to unravel the identity of the suspected soldiers.

According to him, “The Sector, in collaboration with Yobe State Police Command is carrying out investigation 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.”

The police in Yobe had arrested two soldiers over the murder of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Gashua.

Mr. Gashua was killed on Friday night near Jaji Maji in Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.

 

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