In the suspicious case of “kidnap” of an army colonel, the Nigerian army has made an offer of a paltry million naira for information leading to his recovery.
This is very low value placed on the life of its officer. It is noted that Nigeria’s same security departments pay millions of naira security vote money to various individuals, organizations and editorials for propaganda; many a times, fake propaganda in defense of allegations they are deemed to stand guilty of.
But while as Nigerians can observe from very many widely broadcast sponsored messages, the security department is throwing away millions of naira in propaganda campaigns, it is sad and suspicious to see that only a million naira is offered for information on a missing whole colonel.
The press statement read:
The Nigerian Army has offered one million naira reward for useful information that will enable the rescue of Colonel Samaila Inusa, kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday in Kaduna.
A statement Monday by army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said the Army authority raised the reward for anyone with useful information that could lead to the rescue of its abducted officer, Colonel Samaila Inusa to One Million Naira.
He said the Army authority promised to give adequate protection to anyone who provides the required information and assured that the information would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Usman explained that Colonel Inusa was whisked away in his Mercedes-Benz car by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Road, in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
He added that the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Officer of 1 Division Nigerian Army, Colonel Abdul Usman disclosed in a statement made.