Police in Nigeria have declared eight persons wanted including a village Chief over the recent alleged disappearance of a retired military General, Idris Alkali in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The Police Command in Plateau State was last week handed 13 suspects from 3 Division of Nigerian Army in Rukuba Barracks, Jos, earlier arrested in connection to the case of the missing General.

Preliminary investigations into the case suggests that the eight wanted masterminded the crime, State Police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna said on Thursday.

In a statement obtained by MKB, the Police Public Relations Officer said the suspects declared wanted included two panel beaters (Da Chuwang Samuel aka Morinho; Nyam Samuel aka Soft Touch)’;  a  farmer, Pam Gyang Dung (aka Boss); a truck driver, Timothy Chuan and Village Head of Dura – Du District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Yakubu Rap.

He advised anyone with useful information on their whereabouts to report to the nearest police facility or call the following telephone numbers – 07059473022, 08038907662, 08075391844, and 09053872296.

Mohammed Alkali was said to have retired a few weeks before he was declared missing on Monday, September 3 2018, a day after gunmen swooped on Dura-Du and killed about 13 persons.

About three cars were said to have been recovered from a mining pond in Dura – Du District during a cordon and search operation conducted by a team of soldiers led by the Garrison Commander of 3 Armour Division, Brig. Gen. Umar Mohammed.

The missing General was suspected to have been killed and dumped in the pond.