The Plateau State Police Command has declared the District Head of Dura Du Village in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and seven others wanted in connection with the disappearance of Major General Idris Alkali (retd).
According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Tyopev Mathias, the suspects were declared wanted following preliminary investigations indicating that they masterminded the abduction, assault and caused the disappearance of the retired army officer.
Major General Alkali, a former chief of administration at the army headquarters, has been missing since September 3, 2018, while travelling to Bauchi State from Abuja in a black Toyota Corolla.
Following his disappearance, the Nigerian Army commenced a search and rescue operation with troops from the 3 Division deployed to Dura Du village.
Nine days later, the army found his vehicle in the pond, and when it was pulled out, some items belonging to the major general were found but he wasn’t in the vehicle.
On October 2, two other vehicles were found in the pond; a white Toyota Hiace bus with registration number PLATEAU RYM 307 XA which was reported missing with the driver on 24 June 2018 and a red Rover car with registration number BAUCHI AG 645 TRR which was also allegedly reported to have been buried along with the occupants on 31 January 2013.
The army then arrested over 30 persons in connection with the major general’s disappearance.