Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:21 pm
The army colonel, Samaila Inusa kidnapped in Kaduna on Saturday night, has been found dead, the military authorities have announced.
A statement by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said the Nigerian Army wished to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa was found dead today at about 6.00pm today.
The statement said preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior officer was killed same day he was kidnapped by his abductors.
“This is because the body was found already decomposing around Ajyaita village off Eastern Bypass Kaduna, Kaduna State.
“Arrangements are in progress to move the body to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. May his soul rest in peace. Amen. We wish to state in unmistakable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement said.
“You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium,” the statement told the media.
The Nigerian army had pledged to give N1 million to anyone who could provide useful information to the whereabouts of the missing colonel on Monday.Military authorities promised to give adequate protection to anyone providing the required information.
Colonel Inusa was abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Road, in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State on Saturday night.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer of 1 Division Nigerian Army, Colonel Abdul Usman said the abductors dropped off Colonel Inusa’s wife and left with him in his car. The car headed towards Abuja.