Some Nigerian soldiers are draining a mining pond at Dura, Du District, Jos South Local Government of Plateau, in search of Idris Alkali, a missing retired Major General.
Former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, Abuja, Alkali, was declared missing on the 3rd of September.
He was on his way to Bauchi after leaving Abuja in the morning.
Garrison Commander, 3 Division Garrison, Nigeria Army, Rukuba, Jos Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Mohammed, addressed newsmen on Thursday, shortly after the commencement of the evacuation.
Mohammed, who is the commander of the search and rescue operation, said that after thorough search and investigation, the army stumbled on some intelligence that made it necessary to search the water body.
“In carrying out a directive from the Army headquarters, a thorough search was conducted, hospitals were visited and we searched everywhere.