Army Dismisses Soldiers Who Killed Sheikh Goni Gashuwa, Hands Over To Police For Prosecution

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The 241 RECCE Battalion of the Nigerian Army on Saturday dismissed John Gabriel and Lance Cpl Adamu Gideon who allegedly killed an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami Gashuwa, in Yobe.

Lt. Col. Ibrahim Osabo, Ag Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Nguru, Yobe, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after the suspects were de-kited in Nguru.

Our correspondent in Yobe sate reports that the suspects were reduced from Lance Corporal to private soldiers before they were dismissed.

Osabo said that the dismissed men would be handed officially to the Nigeria Police to face civil prosecution.

Commanding Officer condemned their actions and said it was not a true reflection of the Nigerian Army personnel.

He assured that they are law abiding citizens and a ready to dispense justice on anybody who is found wanting, irrespective of position or rank.

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