Missing General: Update, Nigeria Soldiers On Search And Rescue Operations

Nigerian SoldiersThe general body up till now has not been seen, the body is still missing. The general vehicle has been brought out from the pond. Suspects has been arrested.

Dura community of Du District was on Wednesday cordoned off by soldiers following the recovery of some vehicles at the mining pond in the Dura-Du area of Jos South Local of Area of Plateau State.

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The recovery was achieved by the team of Nigerian Army on a search-and-rescue operation for the corpse of Maj. Gen. Idris Alkali (retd)

The media officer of Stefanos Foundation, a civil rights organisation, Rachel Noah, in a statement on Wednesday, also alleged that the military did embark on mass arrests in the area.

The late Alkali reportedly retired two weeks before he was declared missing on Monday, September 3 2018, a day after gunmen swooped on Dura-Du and killed 13 persons.

Meanwhile, at least 13 persons have been feared killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a midnight attack in Jol village of Riyom Local Government of Plateau State.

The Management Committee Chairman of Riyom LGA, Emmanuel Danboyi Jugu, told journalists that the attack occurred on Tuesday night, adding that the victims had been given a mass burial.

“Ten persons, including women and children, have been given a mass burial; three other bodies have just been discovered,” he stated.

The Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, Mathias Tyopev, said he had yet to get the details of the attack from the Divisional Police Officer of the LGA.

The media officer of Stefanos Foundation, Noah said, “Information from Dura community of Du, in Jos South LGA, said soldiers had found another car with Bauchi State registration no, AG 645 TRR, making it the third car found in the pond where the car of the missing general was found.

“As a result, the soldiers blocked people around Buken Academy in Doi, telling people to switch off their phones.”