Parents reveal untold details of murdered Nigerian Colonel

While late Inusa's mum said his death has not only left her grief stricken but taken the most generous and benevolent soul away, his father says Samaila's death is the first in his family.

Late Samaila Inusa before his last promotion

Speaking to Daily Trust, the parents eulogised the brilliant officer, who died serving the Nigerian army as the Chief Instructor at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji.

While late Inusa's mum said his death has not only left her grief stricken but taken the most generous and benevolent soul away, his father says Samaila's death is the first in his family and will forever linger on in the minds of the family of 10.

“It was not true that the late Inusa was kidnapped around the NNPC refinery,” Malama Inusa started.”

'His abductors had trailed him to his in-law’s residence at Kawo about 7pm and kidnapped him. He went there together with his wife to greet his in-law and the kidnappers arrived at the house shortly after my late son and his family had entered the house. They forced him into their car and drove away with him. From all indications, the abductors had been trailing him from somewhere.

'Inusa means everything to me. He never disobeyed or disrespected me as his mother. Since he started work, he had been helping his parents and his sisters and brothers. He was a generous person that was always ready to render assistance to others. Now that he has gone forever, we will continue to pray for him. May Allah grant him Aljannah Al-firdaus,” she disclosed.

On his part, Alhaji Inusa, who is also a retired Military man said, "the late Samaila was a peaceful and easy-going person. He never smoked cigarette and Indian hemp, nor took any drugs. After we relocated to this house (referring to his home located in Kawo) from Bakabu barracks, Kano after I have retired, he used to go to Giginyu Primary School for night reading with friends. Sometimes, he even spent the whole night there and would return home in the morning.”

Speaking further, he said, 'Though he was not my only son, Samaila is a different person. He lived in peace with everyone and took good care of not only his parents, but also his brothers and sisters, as well as friends and the children of our neighbours.

'He is the rare type. What worries me most is the manner he was killed. Try to imagine how somebody could be killed and abandoned for three days… This is terrible,” he said.

The late Colonel was kidnapped while in his Mercedes-Benz car with his wife by some gunmen around Kamazo, along Kaduna Refinery Road in Chikun LGA of Kaduna State. They dropped off his wife and left with him, heading towards Abuja.

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