The former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed, has been murdered by unknown gunmen in Abuja.
He was attacked and murdered Thursday night in Abaji while transiting from Okene to Abuja.
It was gathered that the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, murdered him, and whisked away from the wife.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu confirmed this tragic incident in a statement in Abuja.
The statement said: “With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, Officers, and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army.
“The sad incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road yesterday 15 July 2021”.
General Nwachukwu said that a delegation from the Army Headquarters led by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.
He added that Members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) led by the Deputy National President, Mrs. Stella Omozoje have also visited the family to condole with them.
The statement also disclosed that the remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday, 16 July 2021 by 10. 00 am.
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