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BREAKING: Kidnapped Military Officer Found Dead

According to The Cable, a statement signed by Sani Usman, acting director of the army public relations department of the army, confirmed the death and described it as “regrettable”.

“The Nigerian army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016, was found dead today at about 6.00pm,” the statement read.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior officer was killed same day he was kidnapped by his abductors. This is because the body was found already decomposing around Ajyaita village off Eastern Bypass Kaduna, Kaduna State.”

The military added that “arrangements are in progress to move the body to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna”.

The army said whoever was behind the abduction and subsequent death will face the full wrath of the law.

“We wish to state in unmistakeable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.”

Inusa and his wife were reportedly driving along Kamazo road, near NNPC junction, Kaduna, around 7.30pm when the abductors on their trail overtook them.

They blocked his car, pulled the officer’s wife out of the car and drove off with him in his car, Usman Abdul, a colonel and deputy director, public relations, 1 Division, Kaduna, had said.

“They were 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,” he said.