Here is an announcement from the Nigerian Army on Twitter:
“Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Col. Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday, March 27, 2016, was found dead today (Tuesday, March 29, 2016).”
The Army had, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Kaduna, and signed by Col Usman Abdul, deputy director, army public relations, 1 Division, stated that Inusa was a serving officer at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna. It said his abductors kidnapped him at Kamazo Chikkun local government area, near NNPC junction, Kaduna. The statement said his abductors dropped off his wife and “left with him in his car and headed towards Abuja.’’
“They are in a Mercedes Benz GLK black colour with registration number Abuja KUJ 154 TZ.
“This happened at about 7:30pm on Saturday, 26 March, 2016.”
The Nigerian Army had promised to give anyone with useful information that would help in the rescue of its abducted colonel N500, 000. It later increased the reward to N1 million.
Members of the Shiite Islamic sect were the initial suspects. Soldiers had killed hundreds of their members last December following their refusal to allow the soldiers to pass through a road the Shiites blocked during the sect’s procession. The sect yesterday denied its members were responsible for the soldier’s abduction.
There are fears that soldiers may go on a revenge mission, putting the lives of innocent people in Kaduna in danger.