- A top Nigerian Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami Gashuwa has been reportedly killed by two soldiers
- The soldiers were said to have attempted to steal his car while on his way back to Gashu’a town from Kano state
- Yobe police police command identified the suspects as John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon, both lance corporals
Gashua - The Yobe state police command has arrested two soldiers in connection to killing of a renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami who was murdered on Friday, August 19 around 9pm while on his way to Gashua from Kano.
According to Daily Nigerian, multiple local sources alleged that the cleric was killed by the soldiers after giving them a lift from Nguru military checkpoint to Jaji-maji, a nearby community under Karasuwa local government area of Yobe state.
The sources said he was shot dead while his car, a red Honda Accord, which was taken away by the soldiers before they were apprehended by the police.
Confirming the incident, spokesman for the Yobe state police command, Dungus Abdulkarim, said the two arrested soldiers are Lance Corporal John Gabriel and Lance Corporal Adamu Gideon of 241 Recce Battalion, Nguru, Yobe state.
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He said the two suspects had been taken to Criminal Investigation Department of the command in Damaturu for investigation.
The popular Islamic scholar was buried on Saturday, August 20 in Gashua town of Yobe state amid tears by thousands of his students, family members as well as associates.
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