By Iliya Kure
Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigerian Army Wednesday buried the remains of kidnapped Col. Samaila Inusa at the old Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA ) burial ground in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria.
The body dressed in the country’s national colour of green-white-green, arrived the old NDA cemetery at about noon time, from the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
He was given the military honour of three gun salutes.
Chief of Administration at the Army Headquarters, Maj-Gen. Ado Abubakar, said “Col. Inusa was a great soldier. We all feel the pains. Though death is inevitable and nobody can run away from it.
“I came in to represent my boss, the Chief of Army because the Nigerian Army is mourning the death of one of us that has really served this country greatly and we are not really happy the way he died. But whatever that happen and see to the end of it all.”
In a remark, Commander, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Major General Kasim Abdulkarim said “I feel very bad because the officer is directly under me. He was a loyal, committed and hard working officer. We should take our personal security seriously,” he said.
Colonel Inusa was kidnapped on Saturday, but the kidnappers dropped-off his wife and left with him in his car, heading towards Abuja.
Col. Inusa was born in 1972 in Nasarawa Local Government of Kano State. He attended Ramat Special Primary School between 1979-1985 and proceeded to Ahmadiyya Secondary School, Kano and obtained his West African School Certificate in 1991.
The late Col. Inusa gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1992 as a member of the 44th Regular Course and passed out 1997 with a Bachelor of Biological Science.
He was aide-de-camp to Sierra-Leon Vice- President, and he was promoted to the rank of Colonel last year and his last appointment was that of a Chief Instructor at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, near Kaduna.