- The Army has constituted a special task force to carry out sting operations aimed at finally locating the whereabouts of Maj Gen Idris Alkali (rtd)
- 30 suspects were arrested during the first phase of the operation and various weapons were recovered
- The Army says the operation would continue until Alkali is found
The chief of Army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has constituted a special task force to carry out sting operations aimed at finally locating the whereabouts of Idris Alkali, the retired major-general who went missing on Monday, September 3.
In an update on the matter on Wednesday, October 3, the Army said the first phase of the operation involved combing the entire Doi Du community in Du District of Jos South LGA of Plateau state.
NAIJ.com gathers that 30 suspects were arrested during the operation.
The Army further disclosed that various weapons were recovered from some of the suspects, including: three locally made single barrel guns, three locally made pistols, five 7.62 MM(SP) RDS, 30 9MM RDS, one pistol magazine and an empty case.
Also recovered were four knives, one locally made sword, three cutlasses, one iron rod, two pairs of boots, vigilante ID cards, five motor cycles, one tricycle, one thousand Korean currency note, a wrist watch, one power bank, 25 assorted phones, two car keys, 2 house keys and a hoe.
According to the Army, the operation would continue until Alkali is found.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Army vowed to completely drain a particular mining pond in Du District of Jos local government area of Plateau, where it said it believed missing retired Major General Idris Alkali was pushed into.
Major General Augustine Agundu, the commander of Operation Safe Haven, stated this on Wednesday, September 26, while giving an update on the whereabouts of Alkali.
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