Slain Army officer, Inusa buried in Kaduna

Late Colonel Samaila Inusa

Late Colonel Samaila Inusa

COAS pledges to fish out killers

The remains of the Army officer abducted last Sunday, Colonel Samaila Inusa, was yesterday laid to rest at the old Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) burial ground in Kaduna.

Inusa, a chief instructor at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, near Kaduna State, was kidnapped at gunpoint along Refinery Junction in Chikun Local Government last Sunday. The Army later confirmed that Inusa was killed by his abductors. His decomposing body was found Tuesday evening, indicating he died a few days before it was found. According to the Army, the body was found around the Ajyaita village, off Eastern by-pass in Kaduna.

The deceased was buried according to Islamic rites, after which he was given military honour with three gun salutes. Dressed in the national colour of the green-white-green, the body of Inusa arrived the old NDA cemetery around 11.45 am from the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna and was committed to mother earth at 12 noon.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-Gen. Tukur Buratai has vowed to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act to face the full wrath of the law of the land.

Represented by the Chief of Administration at the Army Headquarters, Major General Ado Abubakar, the COAS remarked that the Army was mourning the murder of the senior officer who had served the country meritoriously.

Buratai described the late officer as a gallant and professional soldier, noting that the Army was not happy with the way and manner the late Inusa was killed.

He said: “Col. Inusa was a great soldier. We all feel the pains though death is inevitable and nobody can run away from it. I came in to represent my boss, the Chief of Army Staff because the Nigerian Army is mourning the death of one of us that has really served this country greatly and we are not happy with the way he died.”

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