Nigerian Army Dismisses 2 Killer Soldiers in Northern State, Gives Reason

Nigerian Army Dismisses 2 Killer Soldiers in Northern State, Gives Reason

  • The 241 RECCE Battalion of the Nigerian Army has taken serious action against Killer soldiers in Yobe state.
  • On Saturday, the Nigerian Army dismissed John Gabriel and Lance Cpl Adamu Gideon who allegedly killed an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami
  • The Lt. Col. Ibrahim Osabo, Ag Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Nguru, Yobe,made this disclosure to newsmen shortly after the suspects were de-kited in Nguru

The Army has de-kitted Lance Corporals John Gabriel and Gideon Adamu over the killing of popular Yobe cleric, Sheik Aisami Goni.

The military police conducted the brief ceremony at 241 RECCE Battalion Nguru, where the soldiers serve, The Nation reported.

Yobe state, The 241 RECCE Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami, Yobe state
Army dismisses two killer soldiers in Yobe state. Photo credit: Vanguard newspaper.
Source: Facebook

The de-kitting of the soldiers marks the beginning of their civil trial as they would be handed back to the police for prosecution for the alleged crime, Vanguard report also confirmed.

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Meanwhile, Goni was killed on Friday, August 19.

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Lance Corporal Gabriel was accused of committing the murder while pretending to be a stranded traveler looking for a lift.

Family, President Buhari, Islamic community demands justice

The assassination of the renowned Islamic cleric, stirred angst among the populace in Yobe State, as well as the Muslim community in the country, with Islamic groups calling for investigation and punishment of the suspects, Daily Trust also reported.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also joined in mourning the cleric as he gave army authorities order to ensure justice for the deceased.

Acting Commanding Officer of the battalion, Lt. Col. Ibrahim Osabo, informed newsmen of the decision shortly after the suspects were de-kited in Nguru.

Nigerians react

Nigerians took to the official Facebook page of and reacted to the development.

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Yusuf Jibrin said

"I weep for this country, those employed to protect civilians are the ones harming them. Why killing the innocents."

Modesty Bala maintained that

"Soldier that is supposed to defend life is the one taking life. I hope he's not just dismissed but is going to pay the consequences. Cos some if these dismissed officers are the ones that becomes terrorist tomorrow."

Emmanuel Iortyom urged

"This is good, however, this should be applicable to all citizens. Not just the high class. Justice for all citizens."

Mazi Sam Orji stated

"The people they are killing in the south east how many soldiers have they dismissed? Are those ones not human beings?

Kennedy Otogie queried

"How many persons have they brought before the court of law for killing Deborah? A country with double standard."

Divine Nely Int'l noted that

"They are dismissed because their victims were not from other tribe. Soldiers are in the east killing and mascaring innocent citizens burning houses and shops and nothing happened."

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Dinshiya Garpiya urged

"They should be deleted not dismissed pls..."

Truth emerges as suspected killer of popular Islamic cleric confess

John Gabriel, the suspected killer of a popular Islamic cleric, Goni Aisami has admitted to his crime.

Gabriel made his confession to journalists on Wednesday, August 24 at the Yobe state police command.

The suspect, who is a Nigerian soldier in his confession said he was the one who killed the cleric with the motive of stealing his car.

Inside community where Oro worshippers, Church congregants clash, one drops dead

In another development, one person has been killed following a clash between Oro traditional worshippers and church congregants in Lagos.

The incident was said to have occurred at the midnight on Tuesday, August 23 in the Oko-Oba area of the state.

No fewer than nine persons have been arrested by the Lagos state police command in connection with the murder.


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