The Nigedead armyria Army on Tuesday, confirmed dead its serving senior officer, Col. Samaila Inusa, who was abducted last Saturday, in Kaduna. In a tweet via its verified Twitter handle, the Army announced: “Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Col Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday, March 27, 2016 was found dead today (Tuesday, March 29, 2016).

Recall that in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kaduna, and signed by Col Usman Abdul, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, the Army had stated that Inusa was a serving officer at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna.

It said his abductors kidnapped him at Kamazo Chikkun Local Government Area near NNPC junction, Kaduna. The statement said his abductors dropped off his wife and “left with him in his car and headed towards Abuja.’’ “They are 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,’’ it said.

In another development, the Nigerian Army had increased the cash reward it promised to give anyone with useful information that would help in the rescue of its abducted Colonel, from N500,000 to N1 million.