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Nigerian Army

Residents of Jos have been offered cash rewards by the Nigerian Army to provide information that will lead to the whereabouts of missing Major General Idris Alkali.

The 3rd Armoured Division of the Army, which made the promise, pointed out that the Army was determined to find the General either dead or alive to be reunited with his family or given a befitting military burial.

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Giving an update on the search and rescue efforts, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, said: “Since the commencement of the search and rescue operation as directed by Army Headquarters the following have been discovered in the abandoned mining pit.

“On September 28, a black Toyota Corolla car with number plates KWARA MUN 670 AA, a white T-shirt with Nigerian Army logo and the general’s name inscribed on it as well as a pair of canvass belonging to the missing senior officer were found.

“On October 2, a white Toyota Hiace bus with number plates  PLATEAU RYM 307 XA, reported missing with the driver on June 24 and a red Rover car, number plates BAUCHI AG 645 TRR, reported to have been buried along with the occupants on 31 January 31, were also found.”