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The Nigerian army says it has located the grave where Muhammed Alkali, a missing general, was buried.

The Cable reports that B. A. Akinruluyo, General Officer Commanding, 3 division, Rukuba barracks, made the disclosure at a press briefing on Friday.

Akinruluyo said some of the suspects arrested in connection with the incident said the body of the deceased was exhumed and reburied somewhere else.

Alkali was the immediate past chief of administration of the Nigerian Army. He was declared missing on September 3 when he was traveling from Abuja to Bauchi state.

The deceased had just retired from the army after 35 years.

“You would recall that on 2 September 2018 at about 8:00pm, unknown gunmen attacked a shopping complex located at Lafande Community on the outskirt of Jos metropolis in Dura-Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State,” he said.

“As a result of the attack, 11 people were killed while others sustained various degrees of injuries. The attack triggered protest by the people of the area on the morning of 3 September 2018. Irate youths in their hundreds trooped out, blocked the Eastern Bypass with stones and other dangerous objects. The immediate past Chief of Administration (Army), Major General Idris Alkali who recently disengaged from the Nigerian Army after 35 years meritorious service to the Nigerian Army and the country was travelling from Abuja to Bauchi via Jos same day.

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