The remains of late Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali were on Saturday buried at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja.
Alkali’s body was found by a team of Nigerian Army on Search and Rescue Operation in Plateau state.
The burial was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, former Military Administrator of Lagos, Retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa and former Minister of Works and Housing Alhaji Sunusi Dagash.
The funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Dr Kabir Mohammad, amid tears.
The chief Imam described the situation surrounding the demise of Alkali as “very unfortunate: it is very unfortunate that Alkali died this way.
“However, we thank Allah that his body had been recovered,” he said.
“Even though it took weeks to trace the whereabouts of late Alkali’s corpse, we thank Allah, we thank the Federal Government and we thank the army for the dedication to find his body, so that he can be buried according to Islamic rites.”