A top official of the Nigerian Army, Major General Idris Alkali, who retired in August has been missing for days now.

Some days back, the Army released a statement saying it found his car in a pond after dredging it. 

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

After the wife expressed her fears to the Army, personnel went to work, searching for the missing retired official. 

Days later, his vehicle was found in a pond in Lafendeg Du of Jos South Local Government Area. 

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After his car was found, a image of a body that has been found somewhere spread, but the Nigerian Army saw the need to clear the air about the picture.  

"The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a charred body purported to be that of the missing Maj Gen IM Alkali rtd.

"The Nigerian Army wishes to state that the information is false and hereby dissociates itself from the viral picture," the force posted on its Twitter page.

It also shared information about what the officials of the Nigerian Army have been doing to find the body of the retired senior officer. 

"The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has commended the task force that recovered the vehicle of the senior officer from the DU pond."

Mr Buratai, however, charged them to redouble their efforts towards unravelling the whereabouts of the retired senior officer.

There are fears that Major General Alkali may have run into bandits that carried out some killings in communities in Jos on the same day. 

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