Nigerian Army reacts to arrest two soldiers over murder of Islamic cleric

The Headquarters Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai has reacted to a publication by Premium Times dated 21 August 2022 alleged that the Nigerian Police in Yobe State have arrested two soldiers over the murder of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Gashua.


The Sector, in collaboration with Yobe State Police Command said there was an ongoing 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 Sector said.


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