Just one day after the Nigerian Army offered a reward of N1 million for information leading to the discovery of a kidnapped Army colonel, the Nigerian Army confirmed that the colonel has been found dead.
Identified as Colonel Samaila Inusa, he was reportedly kidnapped by gunmen in Abuja on Sunday near the NNPC junction in Kaduna.
A statement from the the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman stated;
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. 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.
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 unmistakeable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.