The Nigerian Army has arrested 30 suspects in the course of its search for a missing Major General, Idris Alkali.

Alkali retired in August and decided to embark on a journey to Bauchi without an orderly or a driver when his family lost contact with him. 

Since he went missing on September 3 2018, the Nigerian Army launched a search. 

That search lead to the discovery of his car in a pond in a community in Jos, Plateau State, but his body was not in it.

Giving an update on the Search and Rescue Operations for the missing Major General, the Army said it had constituted a special task force to carry out sting operation aimed at finally locating the whereabouts of the missing senior officer. 

"The first phase of the operation involved combing the entire Doi Du Community in Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. 30 suspects were arrested in different locations.

"Weapons recovered from Some of the  Suspects Include, 3 X Locally Made Single Barrel Guns, 3 X Locally Made  Pistols, 5 X 7.62 MM (SP) RDS, 30 X 9MM RDS, One Pistol Mag and an Empty  Case.

"Others Include 4 X Knives, One X Locally Made Sword, 3 Cutlasses,  One Iron Rod, 2 PAIRS OF Boots, 3 X Vigilante ID Cards, 5 X  Motor  Cycles," a statement by the Nigerian Army read.  

The military personnel also recovered one Tricycle, 1,000 Korean Currency Note, a wrist watch, one power bank, 25 assorted phones, 2 car keys, 2 house keys and a Hoe.

Also Read: We Are Still Looking For Missing General Alkali - Army   

"The operation would continue until the senior officer is found," the  Nigerian Army added. 

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The retired Major General left home in Abuja for Bauchi on September 3, 2018, in his black saloon car, but has been out of reach since then, his wife told the Nigerian Army.

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