Army fires 2 soldiers for killing Muslim cleric in Yobe

The Nigerian army has fired two soldiers after the death of Yobe Islamic scholar Sheikh Muhammad Goni Aisami.

Recall that the scholar traveling from Gashua offered a lift to one Corporal John Gabriel.

However, when approaching Jajimaji, the suspect told the cleric that he heard a strange noise from the car.

It turned out that the Islamic scholar stopped the car to check. After checking the car when he returned to the car, the suspect shot him and he collapsed and died.

It was also understood that the suspect later called his friend, Corporal Adamu Gideon, but the nemesis caught up with them and they were subsequently arrested.

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Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Abdullahi Osabo announced their resignation and the Acting Commander in charge of 241 Reece Battalion, Nguru, Yobe State, announced that “the duo of Corporal John Gabriel and Corporal Adamu Gideon were officially discharged from the military on August 27. Nigerian Army, 2022.

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He said the decision was made, “After the Joint Commission of Inquiry set up by the military in conjunction with the police found them guilty of two charges.

Osabo further revealed that the defendants had been found guilty of failing to perform duties and aggravating service discipline.

Before their discharge, Tribune Online learned that the suspects were also downgraded from corporal to private.

Thereafter, the two suspects were robbed in line with military law.

The commander added that the discharged soldiers will be handed over to the police in Damaturu for prosecution in court.

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