Alkali: Police hunt Dura village head, other suspects over missing general

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The Plateau state Police Command has declared the district head of Dura-Du in Jos South Local Government Area of the State and seven others wanted in connection with the disappearance of Maj-Gen. Mohammed Alkali (retd.) who has been missing since September 3.

The suspects declared wanted included two panel beaters (Da Chuwang Samuel aka Morinho; Nyam Samuel aka Soft Touch)’;  a farmer, Pam Gyang Dung (aka Boss); a truck driver, Timothy Chuan and Village Head of Dura – Du District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Yakubu Rap.

This is coming a week after the Nigerian army handed over 13 suspects to the police for further investigation.

Spokesman of Plateau Police Command, Mathias Tyopev, in a statement on Wednesday, said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects masterminded the disappearance of Alkali.

According to the statement, all the suspects are natives of Berom and speak Berom, Hausa and English fluently.

“Preliminary investigations into the case of missing Major General IM Alkali (retired) revealed that the following suspects masterminded the abduction, assault and caused the disappearance of the missing General,” the statement read.

The force urged anyone with useful information about the suspects to report to the nearest police station.

Alkali was said to have retired a few weeks before he was declared missing on Monday, September 3 2018, a day after gunmen swooped on Dura-Du and killed about 13 persons.

About three cars were said to have been recovered from a mining pond in Dura – Du District during a cordon and search operation conducted by a team of soldiers led by the Garrison Commander of 3 Armour Division, Brig. Gen. Umar Mohammed.

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