Brig.-Gen. Umar Muhammed, Garrison Commander, 3 Division, Nigeria Army, Rukuba, near Jos, told newsmen that the suspects would be handed over to the police for full investigation.
Muhammed said that the people were arrested in the area where the general’s missing car was found.
He was said to have gone missing on his way to Bauchi, where he left Abuja to in the morning of that day.
Consequently, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, set up a search operation for the missing general.
The army authorities said that after a thorough investigation, they narrowed the search to a mining pond in Dura-Du in Jos South Local Government of Plateau.
After two weeks of draining water from pond, Alkali’s car and two others were recovered from the pond.
Muhammed stated that a “cordon and search’’ operation was conducted in the community and some people were apprehended.