Campaign for Democracy, CD, on Saturday urged the Nigeria Army to include the army community in the investigation of the murder in Kaduna of Col Samaila Inusa.
National Publicity Secretary of the Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Mr Uzor Uzor, said it suspects foul play noting that the killing of the officer was “despicable, wicked and uncalled for.”
Uzor, who spoke in Enugu yesterday, said investigation into the kidnap and eventually murder of the Colonel would not be complete without turning searchlight on the army community, especially his last point of service.
It would be recalled that the Army authorities had on Tuesday confirmed the murder of Inusa, serving at its School of Infantry, Jaji, Kaduna, after unknown gunmen abducted him in Kaduna, on March 27.
His decomposing body was found around Ajyiata village, off Eastern Bypass, Kaduna.
Uzor said that the army should not forget to question army personnel on the matter, while looking at possible involvement of insurgency groups and sects, whose values ran against secular belief.
“This is a dangerous omen and one that creates fear in the minds of Nigerians; if a well-trained, high-ranking army officer would be kidnapped and murdered, what happens to ordinary citizens?
“This incident is a wake-up call to take the issue of security of lives and properties in the country to the next level,” he said.
In his reaction, Chairman of Congress of Civil Societies, Mr Damian Ogudike, said that the incident was the least expected in a democratic setting.
Ogudike said that the “ugly development” was a clear indication of the porous security situation in the country.
“This horrifying security development tells the world how deteriorated our internal security is,” he said.
The activist called on the Nigerian Army to conduct diligent and conclusive investigation on the matter.
“The Federal Government should step up security in all ramifications to protect the citizens the more,” he added. NAN

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