The Nigerian Army has dismissed two soldiers allegedly involved in the killing of an Islamic cleric Goni Aisami in Yobe state.
The Acting Commander Officer in charge of Army’s 241 Reece battalion in Nguru, Lt. Col Ibrahim Osabo, made this known in an interview with journalists.
He stated that the suspects, John Gabriel and Adamu Gideon, both lance corporals, have been dismissed after they were found guilty by a joint board of inquiry set up in collaboration with the police.
Lt. Col Osabo said the two soldiers were dismissed on a two-count charge of failure to perform duties and conduct prejudice to service discipline.
Speaking further, the acting commanding officer said that the dismissed soldiers will be handed over to the police in Damaturu for prosecution.
The police had earlier paraded the two soldiers and three other persons over the alleged murder.
Also, President Muhammadu Buhari had also directed the military to flush out the killers of the cleric.