The Nigerian Army in Kaduna on Monday offered a N1m reward for useful information that could lead to the rescue of its abducted officer, Col. Samaila Inusa.
The Nigerian Army through the General Officer Commanding, One-Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Maj-Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade had earlier on Sunday evening offered anyone with such information with N500,000.
The Army said it would provide anyone who volunteered useful information with adequate protection and gave the assurance that the information would be treated confidentially.
On Monday, while briefing journalists, the Spokesman of the One-Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col. Abdul Usman, increased the cash award to N1m.
Col. Inusa, who is serving with the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, near Kaduna State was abducted at gunpoint around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Junction in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State on Saturday night by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
The officer was whisked away, towards Abuja, in his Mercedes-Benz car by his abductors, who dropped off his wife.
The incident occurred barely one week after three clerics were abducted along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
The President of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria, Rev. Emmanuel Dziggau, along with his Vice President, Rev. Iliya Anto, and one Rev. Yakubu Zarma were abducted by gunmen along the Kaduna – Abuja Express Way on Monday.
The abductors, numbering six were masked and armed with AK47 rifles; and demanded for a N100 million ransom. The ransom was later reduced to N80 million, according to family source.