Nigerian Army recovers body of retired Major General Idris Alkali, killed in Jos

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The Nigerian Army has recovered the body of retired Major General Idris Alkali, the immediate past Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters Abuja.

The body was recovered from an abandoned well in Guchwet, Shen District of Jos South Local Government.

Garrison Commander, 3 Division Nigeria Army, Brig. Gen. Umar Mohammed, said they were led to the location by one of those earlier arrested in connection with the crime.

He said that the operation was jointly carried out by men of the Nigeria Police and the Fire Service.

Umar said that with the recovery of the body, they were going to ensure that those declared wanted in connection with the crime were brought to book.

Alkali went missing on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning of September 3.

Consequently, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, set up an operation to search for the missing general.

The army which drained water from a mining pond, recovered Alkali’s car and two others from the pond.

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