Missing Major General ‘s Car Found In Plateau Pond. But There’s Just One Problem
The car belonging to missing military general Major General Idris Alkali (Retd), has been found inside a pond in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
However, one problem is: Alkali’s whereabouts still remain a mystery.
The Nigerian Army announced the discovery of the car on Saturday following the efforts of a Joint Task Force constituted by COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai comprising officers & soldiers from 3 Division Quick Response Team, Operation Safe Haven, Nigeria Police Force, firefighters as well as local divers.
Alkali has been missing for weeks and the military authorities have since launched a search for him.
The Commander of the 3 Division of the Nigerian army and leader of the search and rescue mission, Brigadier-General Umar Mohammed, told Channels Television on September 20 that the troops had been deployed to Dura Du.
According to him, following a preliminary investigation, the vehicle of the missing officer was seen close to the pond.
He explained that the military had also received information that some vehicles had been pushed into the pond.
Consequently, Mohammed stated that the Force will do its best to find the missing officer even if it meant draining the pond.
“We came here for the past three days seeing if we could salvage anything from the river. But this river, being a mining site is very deep. You can see that we have a crane. At the last resort, we have now decided that we will evacuate the water from the pond so that we can see what is inside,” he said.
The retired general was said to have been travelling from Abuja to Bauchi in a black Corolla vehicle on September 3 before he went missing.