Police Parade Two Soldiers, Others Over Murder Of Cleric

Written by on August 24, 2022

Police in Yobe state have paraded two suspected soldiers and three others in connection to the alleged murder of Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami-Gashua along Gashua-Kano road in the state.

The soldiers are Lance Corporal John Gabriel with registration number N/A13/69/1522 and Lance Corporal Adamu Gideon with registration number N/A13/70/6552 both of Recce battalion Nguru, Yobe state.

Police spokesperson Dungus Abdulkarim said the suspects will be charged to court.

The principal suspect, Lance Corporal Gabriel, admitted to the crime and explained how he killed the cleric and seized his car.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, in a telephone conversation 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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