PHOTO: Nigerian Army Finds Car Of Missing General Alkali in Plateau Pond


Soldiers draining a pond in Dura Du in Jos, Plateau state have found the vehicle of the missing Major General Idris Alkali.

Channels TV reported that it was unclear if the car contained the body of the general.

Major General Idris Alkali (Retd) has been missing for weeks and the military authorities have since launched a search for him.

Alkali, former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Abuja, was declared missing on the 3rd of September.

Earlier on Thursday, the Nigerian Army began evacuation of water from the pond as part of efforts in the search for the soldier.

The sighting of the car was revealed via a tweet by the Nigerian Army that read: “Joint Task Force constituted by COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai comprising officers & soldiers from 3 Div Quick Response Team, Op Safe Haven, @PoliceNG #VIO @Fedfireng, as well as Local Divers have found the vehicle belonging to Maj Gen Alkali RTD at a pond in Lafendeg Du Plateau State.”

He was on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning.

Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Mohammed, Garrison Commander, 3 Division Garrison, Nigeria Army, Rukuba, Jos addressed newsmen last week, before the draining commenced.

Mohammed, who is the commander of the search and rescue operation, said that after thorough search and investigation, the army stumbled on some intelligence that made it necessary to search the pond.

The army ignored protests by black clad women in the area, before draining the pond.

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