By:Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly condemned what he called “the unprovoked and cold-blooded murder of a Yobe State-based Islamic cleric Sheikh Goni Aisami, by a callous soldier he had offered a lift as confirmed by the Police.
Reacting to the incident on Tuesday, President Buhari said that “this barbaric murder of a compassionate man by a soldier he had assisted has no place in our training as soldiers, and it negates the entire ethos of military life which is anchored on discipline and respect for the sanctity of innocent lives.
President Muhammadu Buhari sais this in a statement by his media aid Malam Garba Shehu on Tuesday evening.
According to the President, “as the Commander-in-Chief, I am personally outraged by this criminal and wicked act by a law enforcement official trained to protect life.
President Muhammadu Buhari also stated that this incident is capable of making our fellow citizens to be fearful of assisting soldiers, thereby destroying the bond of trust between our military and the civilians.
The president call on the military authorities to punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime without delay, and flush out other elements with such criminal tendencies.
He further condoled with Yobe State Government, people of the State and family of the victim of this tragedy.