Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni expressed sadness on Sunday over the murder of Sheikh Goni Aisami, a Muslim cleric in Gashua, Bade Local Government Area of the state.
Aisami was said to have been shot and killed by two soldiers on Friday in Jaji-Maji, Karasuwa state.
State Police Commander Dungus Abdulkarim said the soldiers who attempted to steal the deceased’s car were arrested and would be prosecuted.
Buni, in a statement in Damaturu from his Director-General for Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, described the circumstances surrounding the murder as sad, deplorable and very unfortunate.
“The alleged circumstances surrounding the death are very unfortunate and will be thoroughly investigated.
“The government will ensure that every detail is examined and anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.
“The state government will work closely with security forces to unravel every detail to ensure justice is done,” he said.
The governor offered his condolences to the family of the deceased, the people of Bade Local Government Area and the entire state on Aisami’s death.
Buni urged them to remain calm and abide by the law while the investigation was underway and would proceed to a logical conclusion.
He prayed to Allah for the peace of the soul of the deceased and gave his immediate family and all the people of the state the strength to bear the loss.