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.