Dead-body-burial-of-slain-Army-Colonel-Samaila-Inusa2The remains of the late Army Officer who was abducted and later killed by unknown gunmen in Kaduna State, Colonel Samaila Inusa, have been laid to rest.

He was buried at the old Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Muslim Cemetery in the state capital Yeterday, Wednesday.

In a press statement issued by the acting director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said that preliminary investigation revealed that the late officer was probably killed same day he was kidnapped by his abductors.

Colonel Inusa was the Commander, 81 Battalion located in Bulabulin, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

He was later transferred to the Armed Forces and Command and Staff College, Jaji, where he was served until his abduction last Saturday.12916370_1718236468191976_6585457613838240084_o

The late colonel was abducted and whisked away in his Mercedes Benz car by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around Kamazo, on Kaduna Refinery Road, in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State.

The body was later found decomposing around Ajyaita village, off Eastern Bypass, Kaduna in Kaduna State.”

He has been buried at the old Nigeria Defence Academy , NDA Muslim cemetery at 11.50am .

The members of his family , colleagues and top military officers, led by the chief of army staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai were at the burial site to pay last respect to the killed soldier.

Speaking to journalists after the killed soldier was buried , the Chief of Army , Tukur Yusuf Buratai said the death of Colonel Inusa was a big loss to the army .

According to Buratai , who was represented by Chief or Administration , Army Headquarters, Ado Abubakar, Inusa was not only a gentle and humble soldier , but was also committed and hardworking .

His younger brother , Mustapha Yunusa described Colonel Inusa’s death as unfortunate and regrettable .

” Although my brother was a soldier , he was a gentleman who could not hurt a fly . So, we can’t understand what led to his killing .

” But God Knows why they killed him, we leave everything to God to judge.”

Born 1972, Inusa, a Kano indigene joined the Nigerian Army in 992 as member of 44 regular combatant course and graduated in 1997 as 2nd lieutenant.

He was kidnapped 27th March ,2016 at Kamazo, near Kaduna Refinery junction ,Chikun local government area , Kaduna by unidentified gunmen .

There were suspicions that he was killed same day.

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