Army speaks on body found in Plateau pond

Army speaks on body found in Plateau pond

- The body recovered from Du Pond in Jos, Plateau state does not belong to the missing Major-General Idris Alkali

- According to the Army, joint task force has intensified effort to find the missing general

The Nigerian army has reacted to the report that a body found in Du Pond in Jos, Plateau state is that of the missing Major-General Idris Alkali, saying it was not true.

There was report that a body was recovered from the pond but the army said it was not the body of the missing general.

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It said: “The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the information is false and, hereby, dissociates itself from the viral picture.”

The Army, however, commended the work of the joint task force as effort to find the missing general intensifies.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the Nigerian Army pulled out another vehicle from the mining pond in Dura Du, Jos, where missing General Idris Alkali (rtd) car was found on Saturday, September 29.

Maj.-Gen. Agustine Agundu, commander of Operation Safe Haven, told a news conference that a Toyoto Hiace Bus with registration number Plateau, RYM 307 XA, was pulled out of the pond, adding that there were more mysteries in the water. He said that the army under the directive of Buratai, was determined to uncover the mysteries.

The search operation, jointly carried out by Operation Safe Haven and 3 Division Nigeria Army, Rukuba, made the second discovery on Tuesday, October 2.

Alkali, the immediate past chief of administration, Army Headquarters, Abuja, was declared missing on September 3. He was said to have gone missing on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning.

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