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Breaking: Army General shot dead by Gunmen in Abuja, wife kidnapped

The Nigerian Army has announced the death of Major General Hassan Ahmed, former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army.

According to a statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, the late General, who was recently appointed as director at Army Headquarters was killed when his vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road on Thursday 15 July 2021.

Family members of the deceased said the attackers also kidnapped his wife who was with him on their return journey from Okene in Kogi state when they were ambushed.

The full text of the statement from the NA 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 10.00 am.

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