Abducted Army Officer Found Dead – Army

Col. Samaila Inusa, who was kidnapped last Saturday has been confirmed dead, Tuesday.
The Nigerian Army in its Twitter handle confirmed the story.
It said its serving senior officer, Col. Samaila Inusa, who was abducted last Saturday, in Kaduna, was found dead on Tuesday.
In a tweet via its verified Twitter handle, @HQNigerianArmy, the Army announced: “Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Col Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday, March 27, 2016 was found dead today (Tuesday, March 29, 2016).
In a statement made available to reporters on Sunday in Kaduna, and signed by Col Usman Abdul, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, the Army had stated that Inusa was a serving officer at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna.
It said his abductors kidnapped him at Kamazo Chikkun Local Government Area near NNPC junction, Kaduna.
The statement said his abductors dropped off his wife and “left with him in his car and headed towards Abuja.
“They are in a Mercedes Benz GLK Black colousaidwith registration number Abuja, KUJ 154 TZ.
“This happened at about 7:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2016″, it said.
During the search, the Nigerian Army had increased the cash reward it promised to give anyone with useful information that would help in the rescue of the abducted Colonel, from N500,000 to N1m.
However, in a statement signed by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior officer was killed same day he was kidnapped by his abductors. This is because the body was found already decomposing around Ajyaita village off Eastern Bypass Kaduna, Kaduna State.”
“The Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016, was found dead today at about 6.00pm.
“Arrangements are in progress to move the body to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
“May His soul rest in peace, Amen.
“We wish to state in unmistakable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement read.
The late Colonel was abducted and whisked away in his Mercedes-Benz car by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Road, in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.

Author: News Editor

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