A Nigerian Army General, Hassan Ahmed have been killed by unidentified gunmen along Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday.

A statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday revealed that the Former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army was travelling when his vehicle was attacked by gunmen.

The statement reads; 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.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations

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