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Army discovers buried body of missing General in shallow grave


The Nigerian Army has discovered the buried remains of the “missing” immediate past Chief Of Administration in the Nigerian Army, retired Major General Idris Alkali.

The General Officer Commanding, 3rd Division, Major General Benson Akinroluyo briefed the Press earlier today, Friday. He said that the army’s search team discovered the grave while on search for the missing General.

He explained that late Major General Alkali was killed and buried in a shallow grave at a place called “No Man’s Land” in Lafande Community in Jos, the captal of Plateau State.

Alkali shallow grave

According to the GOC, “You would recall that on September 2, 2018, at about 8:00pm, unknown gunmen attacked a shopping complex located at Lafande Community on the outskirt of Jos metropolis in Dura-Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

“As a result of the attack, 11 people were killed while others sustained various degrees of injuries. The attack triggered protest by the people of the area on the morning of September 3, 2018.”

He added that irate youths in the state had barricaded some roads during a protest and that the General who was unknowingly travelling along the Jos road in his Toyota Corolla car was stopped, attacked and killed by the youths after he had introduced himself as an army general.

General Akinroluyo also said that the irate youths, after killing the General, had his valuables, including phones and money “shared by those who killed him”.

He said “The irate youths who followed his car to the abandoned mining pit filled with water on many tri-cycles popularly known as “Keke NAPEP” jubilated for reason best known to them or for mission accomplished.”

“He was later buried in a shallow grave in an area popularly known as, “No man’s land” within the community.

Meanwhile the following persons have been alleged to the killers of the late Major General. The Plateau State Police Command will appreciate information that will lead to their arrests. [PHOTOS]


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