Army dismisses two soldiers for alleged murder of Islamic cleric   


The Nigerian army on Saturday, announced the dismissals of two soldiers-John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon, allegedly involved in the killing of Goni Aisami, an Islamic cleric in Yobe state.
The acting commanding officer in charge of army’s 241 Reece battalion in Nguru, Lt. Col. Ibrahim Osabo, told journalists that a joint board of inquiry set up in collaboration with the police found the soldiers guilty.
He said the two soldiers were dismissed on a two-count charge of failure to perform duties and conduct prejudice to service discipline.
He also said the dismissed soldiers will be handed over to the police in Damaturu for prosecution.
Aisami was allegedly killed by Gabriel after the former offered him a ride.
The police had earlier paraded the two soldiers and three other persons over the alleged murder.
Gabriel was reported to have confessed to killing Aisami on August 19, 2022, while trying to steal his car.


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