Missing Nigerian Army General remains discovered in abandoned well

Missing Nigerian Army General remains discovered in abandoned well

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 3:43 pm


Remains of late General Alkali

A Nigerian Army search team on Wednesday discovered the remains of the former Head of Administration, Army Headquarters, Major General Idris Alkali (Rtd) from an abandoned well in a village known as Guchwet in Shen district of Jos south local government area in Plateau State.

According to Daily Trust, water from the well was  drained on Wednesday morning and the remains of the retired senior military officer was pulled out and covered in a green and white body bag

Garrison Commander 3 Armoured Division, Maxwell Kobe Cantonment, Brigadier General Umar Mohammed who is also in charge of the search and rescue operation for the missing General said one of the suspects in custody over the killing of the retired General provided the information that led to the abandoned well.

He added that six of the wanted suspects are presently in police custody and urged others to avail themselves to the police as the army was on their trail.

General Alkali was declared missing on September 3 while traveling from Abuja to his farm in Bauchi via Jos.

His phone was said to have been tracked around Du district in Jos South and his vehicle with registration number Kwara MUN 670 AA was recovered from an old mining pond in Dura-Du on September 29.

Last Friday the Army said it uncovered a shallow grave in which Alkali’s remains was buried and later exhumed and moved to a secret location.

The retired general was given a military parade by Brigadier generals who carried the his remains into a waiting ambulance.

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