The Nigerian Army announced yesterday that it has recovered the body of General Idris Alkali who was declared missing two months ago.
The Garrison Commander, 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig Gen Umar Mohammed while disclosing this said the body of the missing General was found in an abandoned well in Guchwet, Jos South local government area of Plateau State.
Alkali who was the Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters Abuja was declared missing on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning of September 3, 2018.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, had set up an operation to search for him.
The Army said that after a thorough search and investigation, they narrowed their search to a mining pond in Dura-Du in Jos South local government area of Plateau State.
After two weeks of draining the pond, the car of the missing general and two other cars were recovered. Also, a Toyota bus was fished out of the pond.
Brig Gen Umar said that they were led to the well by one of the suspects earlier arrested in connection with the crime.
He noted that the operation was jointly carried out by men of the Nigeria Police and the Fire Service.
Umar added that with the recovery of the body, they are left with one task of ensuring that those declared wanted in connection with the crime are brought to book.
He stated: “The COAS gave us three terms of reference; to get the missing senior officer dead or alive, to recover his car and to ensure that those who committed the crime were punished.
“We have today fulfilled the second condition; we will not rest until we meet the third. We want to assure those that are on the run to know that we are on their trail and we must get them”.
The body of the missing general was moved into an ambulance after military parade by his course mates.
Many arrests were made and the district head of Dura -Du who was declared wanted gave himself up to the Police.
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