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Army General Gunned Down, Sister Kidnapped On Abuja Outskirts

Major General Hassan Ahmed
Major General Hassan Ahmed

July 16, (THEWILL) – The former Provost of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed, has been killed by gunmen along the Abuja-Lokoja Highway.

Just recently, the slain General got appointed as a Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

THEWILL gathered that Ahmed was on Thursday returning from Okene, in Kogi State, with his younger sister, when his vehicle was attacked by the armed men around Abaji in the Federal Capital Territory.

His driver, who sustained injuries during the attack, is currently receiving treatment in the hospital while his sister (Safina Ahmed) was said to have been kidnapped by the gunmen.

THEWILL further gathered that Ahmed did not travel with escorts.

Confirming the death of the senior officer in a statement issued early Friday morning, the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, 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 (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. 00 am.”