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The Nigerian Army has discovered a shallow grave where a missing Major General Muhammed Alkali, was buried after he was killed.
General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, Friday, disclosed this at a press briefing in Plateau State.
“Please note that four different sources not known to each other at various times took us to the opened shallow grave where the senior officer was earlier buried but subsequently removed,” Akinroluyo said.
“Sniffer dogs that have been cultured with the personal effects of the senior officer led us to the same open shallow grave. That was the only grave we were led to by different people and sniffer dogs. We did not go to any other grave as the operation was carried out based on credible intelligence,” he said.
Alkali was the immediate past chief of administration of the Nigerian Army. He was declared missing on September 3 when he was traveling from Abuja to Bauchi State.
He was believed to have been killed by his abductors when his car was found with his belongings weeks ago in the community’s pond after it was drained.
A day after the car was found, the army cordoned off the Dura Du community and arrested 30 suspects in connection with the suspected murder of the general.
Akinroluyo said they learnt that the body of the late military officer was moved somewhere else while his car was driven and pushed into an abandoned mining pit filled with water.
“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” Akinroluyo said.
“He was later buried in a shallow grave in an area popularly known as, “No man’s land” within the community,” he added.
The commander further stated that “all the actors involved in this dastardly act who are still at large are known to us. All efforts are being made to get them arrested and be brought to justice as their photographs and personal details are with the relevant security agencies.”