Presidency Suspects Army Colonel’s Kidnap Likely Shiites’ Revenge …… Army Offers N1m To Any Useful Informant
Presidency Suspects Army Colonel’s Kidnap Likely Shiites’ Revenge
…… Army Offers N1m To Any Useful Informant
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the kidnap of one of its senior officers, Col. Smaila Inusa, by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State on Saturday night.
A reliable intelligence officer spoke quoting a Presidential source, expressed concern that the kidnap might be a revenge mission by the Shiite Islamic sect against the Army over the clash in Zaria last year.
The source however assured that security and intelligence agencies are being mobilised to rescue the missing officer.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Usman Abdul, who had confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday, said that Inusa is serving with Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna State.
Abdul stated that the colonel was abducted around Kamazo near NNPC junction, Kaduna, around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
“The abductors dropped off his wife and left with him in his car and headed towards Abuja. They drove in a Mercedes Benz GK black colour with registration number Abuja, KUJ 154 TZ,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Army has offered to give one million naira to any member of the general public with useful information that may help to the release of the abducted army colonel.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the 1 Mechanized army division, deputy director, army public relations, Colonel Usman Abdul.
This is just as he assured that whoever is ready to offer such information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.