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General Alkali: NASS urges FG to set up an investigative panel

General Alkali: NASS urges FG to set up an investigative panel
General Alkali: NASS urges FG to set up an investigative panel

General Alkali disappearance is to be investigated by the Federal Government, as the Nigerian Senate on resumption of plenary on Wednesday, called on the Government to constitute a panel to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden disappearance of the General.

The move by the Nigerian Senate is coming after a motion was moved by Senator Mohammed Hassan from Yobe State and was seconded by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and also from the discoveries made by the Nigerian Army where some vehicles and valuables assumed to be belonging to the General were discovered from a mining pond in Plateau State, saying the disappearance of Retired Major General I. M Alkali must be investigated.

The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu who seconded the motion, while speaking on the disappearance of General Alkali, said:
“Let me send my condolences to the family of the General. It is very unfortunate that this has happened. We need to put hands on deck to resolve this. To my knowledge, it is still being investigated and so I suggest we move straight to the prayers.”

The Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki commenting on the issue, said:
“Let us be guided by the contributions of the Deputy Senate President and go straight to the prayers.” He said.

The Senators after much deliberation, resolves to:

I. Urge the Federal Government to set up an investigating panel of enquiries to:
a. Examine and determine the remote and immediate circumstances surrounding the dumping of cars in the ponds in DU District;b. Identify and interrogate possible suspects in this dastardly act and ensure that the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law to serve as deterrence to other criminally minded persons in the strongest possible terms.
II. Condemn the act and urge all the surrounding communities (DU axis) to cooperate with security agencies to uncover this crime and criminality; and

III. Urge the security agencies to intensify effort towards finding Major General I. M Alkali and other missing Nigerians.

The search on the disappearance of Major General Alkali is still ongoing by the Nigerian Army, as the general public are given updates and details of their search, and have said the search continues until the General is found dead or alive.

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