Cleric Murder: Army to identify, prosecute soldiers involved

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

The Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Headquarters Section 2 Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Captain Kennedy Anyanwu in a statement noted that ,the NA will deal decisively with the two suspected soldiers allegedly involved in the murder case if find culpable.

Captain Anyanwu said, the Sector in collaboration with the Yobe State Police Command is carrying out investigation to unravel the identity of of the suspected soldiers.
His statement read in parts..

“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.”

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