Nigerian Army parades suspects in connection with missing Retd. Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali

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The Nigerian Army has presented 13 suspects arrested in connection with missing Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali (retd) to newsmen in Jos.

The Garrison Commander, 3 Division, Nigeria Army, Jos, Brig.-Gen. Umar Muhammed, revealed that the suspects would be handed over to the Police for full investigation.

Muhammed said the people were arrested in the area where the General’s missing car was found.

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 on the day of his disappearance.

Consequently, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, set up a search operation for the missing General.

The Army authorities said that after a thorough investigation, they narrowed the search to a mining pond in Dura-Du in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

After two weeks of draining water from the pond, Alkali’s car and two other vehicles were recovered from the pond.

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