A Senior Nigerian Army Officer, Col. Samaila Inusa, who was reportedly abducted at gunpoint at the Refinery Junction in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State was found dead on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Army authority told newsmen in a statement that Inusa’s body was found in Kaduna. He was suspected that he was killed the same day he was abducted.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, “Preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior officer was killed the 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.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday, 27th of March 2016, was found dead today (Tuesday) at about 6pm.
“Arrangements are in progress to move the body to the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. May His soul rest in peace, Amen.
“We wish to state in unmistakable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement read.
The late army officer was abducted in his Mercedes-Benz car by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Road, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The abductors dropped off Colonel Inusa’s wife and left with him heading towards Abuja.