How gunmen killed Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami-Gashua in Yobe

Gunmen on Saturday killed a Yobe-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami-Gashua at Jajimaji, the headquarters of Karasuwa local government council of the state.

The cleric was said to be travelling from Gashua to Kano when he was followed in a bus by the attackers.

Some Gashua residents told Channels Television that the incident happened around 10am at Jajimaji, a distance of less than 30 kilometers away from Gashua, the hometown of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, in a telephone conversation with our correspondent said suspects wielding AK-47 rifles have been arrested and are in police custody.

Gashua has been one of the most peaceful communities in the state, even at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Bulama Bukarti, VP of Programs at Bridgeway Foundation | Senior Fellow on SSA at @InstituteGC also shared insights into how the scholar was killed.

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