A Major General in the Nigerian Army has been killed by armed bandits suspected to be kidnapper along the Lokoja Abuja Expressway.
The slain officer, Major General Hassan Ahmed, was a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army. His death has been confirmed by the military.
Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement released on Thursday disclosed that Ahmed was murdered along the Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday, July 15. The deceased family sources said he was returning from Okene when the gunmen opened fire on his car.
Nwachukwu further said the major general will be buried according to Islamic rites on July 16. The statement read;
”With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, 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 (NAOWA) 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 Friday 16 July 2021 by 10.00am.”