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The Nigerian Army may be suspecting the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) the Shi’ite group in the kidnap of a serving officer, Colonel Smaila Inusa in Kaduna.

The Army in a statement on Sunday signed by Col Usman Abdul, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, confirmed that Col. Inusa, was abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturdaynight.

Inusa a serving officer at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna, was abducted 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.

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“They are in a Mercedes Benz GLK Black colour with registration number Abuja, KUJ 154 TZ. “This happened at about 7:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2016,’’ it said.

The statement also pleaded with members of the public with useful information or assistance to assist in tracking the abductors by calling these numbers 08033865572 , 08030489203, 08023445961.

However, intelligence sources within the Army say there are strong suspicions that the kidnap of the officer may be an act of the Shiítes movement, which could have been carried out as a revenge for the clash they had with the Army in Zaria, last year.

The source also stated that security and intelligence agencies are being mobilised to rescue the abducted officer.

 

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