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Military Recovers Body Of Missing General, To Get Befitting Burial


The Nigerian Army has confirmed that the body of the missing Army General, Retired Major General Idris Alkali has been found.

The retired Army general had been declared missing since September 4 when he was travelling to his home through Plateau state.

The remains of the retired officer were discovered in Guchwet in Shen of Jos South LGA of Plateau State.

The leader of the operation search and rescue, Brigadier General Umar Mohammed, said a parade and befitting burial would be held for the retired former Chief of Administration in the Nigerian Army .

Retired Major General Idris Alkali had been declared missing since September 3, 2018, on his way from Abuja to Bauchi en route Jos.

Army recovers body of slain Gen. Alkali

Following his reported disappearance, the Plateau State Police Command on October 25, declared the District Head of Dura Du Village in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and seven others wanted.

The suspects were declared wanted after preliminary investigations indicating that they masterminded the abduction, assault and caused the disappearance of the retired army officer.

Body of late Gen. Alkali draped in Nigeria’s national flag

The Nigerian Army on September 20, 2018, began a search and rescue operation and troops from the 3 Division were deployed to Dura Du village.

Commander of the division and leader of the search mission, Brigadier-General Umar Mohammed, said that preliminary investigation showed that the missing officer’s vehicle was seen close to a pond in the area.

Nine days later, the army found the vehicle in the pond. When it was pulled out, some items belonging to the major general were found but he wasn’t in the vehicle.