The Nigerian Army wishes to regrettably inform the public that Colonel Samaila Inusa who was kidnapped on Sunday 27th March 2016, was found dead yesterday at about 6.00pm.

Colonel Samaila Inusa, the military officer found dead in Kaduna yesterday, after he was kidnapped on Saturday night was finally laid to rest today in Kaduna.

He was 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.


Preliminary investigation revealed that most likely the late senior officer was killed same day he was kidnapped by his abductors. This is because the body was found already decomposing around Ajyaita village off Eastern Bypass Kaduna, Kaduna State.Colonel-Samaila-Inusa-2016-AlabamaUncut

Arrangements are in progress to move the body to 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna. May His soul rest in peace, Amen.

We wish to state in unmistakeable terms that whoever is behind his abduction and murder would be fished out to face the full wrath of the law.

You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director, Army Public Relations

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