The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that the charred remains of a dead man pulled out of Du Pond in Jos, Plateau State, is the missing Major General Alkali(retd).
A statement from the Army’s website said: “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a charred body purported to be that of the missing Maj-Gen I. M. Alkali(retd).
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the information is false and, hereby, dissociates itself from the viral picture.
“Meanwhile, the COAS, Lt- Gen. T. Y. Buratai, has commended the task force that recovered the vehicle of the senior officer from the Du pond. He has, however, charged them to redouble their efforts towards unraveling the whereabouts of the retired senior officer.”
Recall that the Toyota Corolla car of the former Chief of Administration, who went missing few weeks after retirement, was traced to Jos and isolated to the Du Pond, after days of searching.
His car was eventually recovered from the pond by a task force put in place by Army Headquarters.