Nigerian Army dismisses 2 soldiers over murder of Yobe Islamic cleric

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Nigerian Army dismisses 2 soldiers over murder of Yobe Islamic cleric

Story from Saleh INUWA

The Nigerian Army has dismissed two soldiers attached to the 241 Recce Battalion, Nguru, Yobe State, after finding them guilty on two-count charges in connection with the recent murder of a Yobe Islamic cleric.

According to the Acting Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Lt. Col. Ibrahim Abdullahi Osabo, the suspects were found guilty on two-count charges; namely: failure to perform military duties; and conduct to prejudice of service discipline.

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The suspects had their ranks reduced from lance corporal to private before their complete dismissal.

Recall that the police in Yobe State apprehended Lance Corporal John Gabriel with service number N/A13/69/1522 and Lance Corporal Adamu Gideon N/A13/70/6552, both attached to 241 Recce Battalion, Nguru, Yobe State after killing a renowned Islamic cleric, Sheikh Baba Goni Aisami in cold blood while trying to snatch his car.