The 241 Reece Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Nguru, Yobe has sanctioned two soldiers for their involvement in the killing of an Islamic scholar, Sheikh Goni Aisami, along Nguru-Gashua road in Yobe.

The uproar which threw the community off balance has several Islamic groups calling for the investigation and punishment of the suspects.

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

Speaking with newsmen, Acting Commanding Officer of the battalion, Lt. Col. Ibrahim Osabo assured that justice will be served for the assassinated scholar shortly after the suspects were de-kited in Nguru.

“You are all aware of what happened a week ago where the two service personnel of this unit went out and committed atrocity and the Nigerian Police personnel arrested them.

“Thanks to Almighty Allah we are able to do the needful. We initiated military police investigation together with the Nigerian Police.

“The outcome of the investigation gave us the latitude to sanction the suspects accordingly and they are now officially dismissed regiment from the Nigerian Army,” Osabo said.

Osabo disclosed that the dismissed men have been handed to the Nigeria Police force for civil prosecution, noting that the former military personnel acted on their own accord and their actions has since been condemned by the Nigerian Military.

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The Electoral Act 2022 which allows statutory delegates to be involved in political parties’ congresses and conventions was amended on Tuesday by the Senate. 

An acknowledgement copy of the current version was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval sometimes February this year, which as at that time did not allow statutory delegates to participate or be involved in party primaries. 

The number of Statutory delegates affected by this policy include, president and vice president, political parties’ National Working Committee, local government chairmen and their deputies, political party chairmen in all the 774 LGAs, state and federal lawmakers, governors and their deputies, members, state party chairmen and secretaries as well as councillors

The modifications to the clause was raised by the deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege during the plenary on Tuesday, where he revealed that same amendment would be passed by the House of Representatives before it’s being transmitted to the president latest by next week. 

He noted that the amendment is to ensure that no individual is denied their rights during political parties activities. 

Meanwhile, The clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr Yahaha Danzaria disclosed that a notice has been sent to all lawmakers to hold an emergency plenary Wednesday with focus of discussions on passing of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. 2022.

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