Abducted Colonel Buried In Kaduna Army Cemetery
The remains of Col. Samaila Inusa who was abducted last week were buried Wednesday at the old Nigerian Defence Academy burial ground in Kaduna State.
Inusa, who was a Chief Instructor at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji (in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State), was kidnapped at gunpoint along Refinery Junction in Chikun Local Government of the state on Saturday.
His decomposing body was found along the Kaduna Eastern Bypass, a few kilometres away from where he was abducted on Tuesday.
Draped in the national colour of the green-white-green, the body of Inusa arrived the old NDA Cemetery around 11.45am from the Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, and was interred at noon.
However, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has vowed to fish out the perpetrators of the act.
Represented by the Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Maj-Gen. Ado Abubakar, the COAS said the Army was mourning the slain senior officer who had served the country meritoriously.
The Army chief said, “Col. Inusa was a great soldier. We all feel the pains. 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 one of us that has really served this country greatly and we are not really happy the way he died. But whatever happens, we shall see to the end of it all.”
The Commander, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Maj.Gen. Kasim Abdulkarim, said Inusa was a loyal, committed and a hardworking officer who would be missed by his colleagues.
Abdulkarim urged officers and men of the military to take precautionary measures in safeguarding their lives.
“I feel very bad because the officer is directly under me. He was a loyal, committed and a hard working officer. We should take our personal security seriously,” he said.
Born in 1972 in Nasarawa Local Government of Kano State, Inusa attended Ramat Special Primary School between 1979 and 1985.
He also attended Ahmadiyya Secondary School, Kano, from where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1991.
Source: The Punch
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