Bad news has struck again! Yesterday evening, the Nigerian Army, released a statement indicating that its officer who was kidnapped on Sunday in Kaduna has been killed by his abductors.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa, who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016, was found dead today at about 6.00pm,” spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior officer was killed 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.
“Arrangements are in progress to move the body to 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.”
Recall that Colonel Inusa was captured in his Mercedes-Benz car on Sunday by gunmen around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Road, in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State. The abductors dropped off the Colonel’s wife and left with him in his car, heading towards Abuja.
That same day, the Army offered a N500,000 reward for anyone with useful information that could lead to the rescue of the abducted, but when no one came forward, they raised the reward to one million naira, also adding a promise to give adequate protection to anyone who speaks up, assuring that the tip-off would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Meanwhile, Thisday reported on Sunday quoting an intelligence officer who said the abduction might be a revenge mission by the Shiite Islamic sector against the Army over the deadly clash with the group in Zaria last year. But the group swiftly responded, denying responsibility for the abduction of the Colonel. However, the army would not relent until the people who caused the death of Colonel Inusa are arrested. May his soul Rest in Peace!