Army Dismisses Two Soldiers Over Murder Of Yobe Cleric

Army Dismisses Two Soldiers Over Murder Of Yobe Cleric
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In response to the death of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Goni Aisami Gashua, in Yobe State, the Nigerian Army has discharged two troops.

Lance Corporals John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon are two of the dismissed soldiers.

A joint board of investigation formed up in partnership with the police found them guilty, according to Lt Col. Ibrahim Osabo, acting commander officer in charge of the 241 Reece battalion at Nguru, Yobe State.

He said that two counts of failure to perform tasks and behaviour prejudicial to service discipline led to the dismissal of the two troops.

The discharged soldiers would be turned over to Damaturu police for legal prosecution, Lt. Col. Osabo noted.

Apparently, Sheikh Goni Aisami-Gashua was killed earlier this month.

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The attackers allegedly followed the cleric in a bus as he traveled from Gashua to Kano.

Residents of Gashua have told Channels Television that the event took place about 10 am in Jajimaji, which is not far from Gashua—the city where Senate President Ahmad Lawan was born and raised—and is only around 30 kilometers away.

On August 23, 2022, the police paraded a group of individuals who they claimed were responsible for the murder of a cleric in Yobe state.
On August 23, 2022, the police paraded a group of individuals who they claimed were responsible for the murder of a cleric in Yobe state.

DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the state’s police spokesman, told our correspondent over the phone that suspects carrying AK-47 weapons had been detained and were in police custody.

Muhammadu Buhari, the president, has denounced the murder.

 

 

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