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Army discovers General Alkali’s shallow grave in Jos community

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Army discovers General Alkali's shallow grave in Jos community

The Nigerian army said it has discovered a shallow grave where the missing immediate past Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Army, retired Major General Idris Alkali, was killed and buried.

This was announced by the General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major General Benson Akinroluyo at a press briefing in Jos, Plateau State on Friday.

According to him, the army’s search team discovered the grave while on search for the missing general, adding that General Alkali was killed and buried in the shallow grave at a place called “No man’s land” in Lafande community of Jos.

General Akinroluyo said: “You would recall that on September 2, 2018, at about 8:00pm, unknown gunmen attacked a shopping complex located at Lafande Community on the outskirt of Jos metropolis in Dura-Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

“As a result of the attack, 11 people were killed while others sustained various degrees of injuries. The attack triggered protest by the people of the area on the morning of September 3, 2018.”

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Continuing, General Akinroluyo said irate youths in the state had barricaded some roads during a protest and that the unknown General who was travelling along the Jos road in his Toyota Corolla car was stopped, attacked and killed by the youths after he had introduced himself as an army general.

He also revealed that the irate youths, after killing the General, had his valuables, including phones and money shared.

“The irate youths who followed his car to the abandoned mining pit filled with water on many tri-cycles popularly known as “Keke NAPEP” jubilated for reason best known to them or for mission accomplished.

“He was later buried in a shallow grave in an area popularly known as, “No man’s land” within the community”, he said.

 

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