The Nigerian Army has confirmed the murder of Major General Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal.
Meanwhile, against backdrop of reports that his wife was abducted during the attack, it has been revealed that the gunmen kidnapped General Ahmed’s sister, Safina Ahmed and not his wife.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed his murder in a statement, in Abuja early Friday.
He said a delegation from the Army Headquarters led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje, has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.
Onyema 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.
“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.
“Members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association led by the Deputy National President, Mrs. Stella Omozoje, have also visited the family to condole with them.
“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on July 16, 2021.”
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