- The car of retired major-general Idris Alkali has been found in a pond in Plateau state
- He was a former chief of administration at Army headquarters
- Alkali who was on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja was recently declared missing
The search for Idris Alkali, a missing retired major-general seems to be almost over as the Nigerian Army has revealed that his vehicle has been found inside a pond in Plateau state.
Alkali, former chief of Administration, Army headquarters, Abuja, was declared missing on September 3. He was on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning.
The Army disclosed this in news flash on its Facebook handle on Saturday, September 29.
"Joint Task Force constituted by COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai comprising officers and soldiers from 3 Division Quick Response Team, Operation Safe Haven, Nigeria Police Force, Vehicle Inspection Office, Fire Service, as well as local divers have found the vehicle belonging to Maj Gen Alkali RTD at a pond in Paddock in Lafendeg Du Plateau state," the Army wrote.
Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian Army vowed to completely drain a particular mining pond in Du District of Jos local government area of Plateau, where it said it believed missing retired Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali was pushed into.
Maj.-Gen Augustine Agundu, the commander of Operation Safe Haven, stated this on Wednesday, September 26, while giving update on the whereabouts of Alkali, a former chief of administration of the Army, declared missing since September 3. The senior officer retired from service on June 7 after 35 years.
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Agundu, who spoke at the conclusion of the 2nd and 3rd combined Chief of Army Staff Conference in Abuja, explained that intelligence and investigation by the Army indicated that the missing general was pushed into the pond.
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