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The police in Yobe have arrested two soldiers over the murder of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Gashua. Mr Gashua was killed on Friday night near Jaji Maji in Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, Dungus Abdulkareem, who confirmed the incident to said, “details of the incident would be relayed to the general public in a few days.”

“I can confirm that the soldiers are in our (police) custody. But I will give out details to the general public in a few days,” Mr Abdulkareem, a deputy superintendent of police, said. He said, “the two soldiers have confessed to the crime but investigation is still ongoing.”

The police spokesperson refused to confirm the names of the soldiers.

Source: Premium Times