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Nigerian Army General Murdered At Home

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.Its a piece of sad news as Major General Hassan Ahmed, was reportedly assassinated in his home.

The former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army was murdered Thursday night in the Abaji area of Abuja, FCT while his wife was taken away.

Major General Hassan Ahmed

A source close to the family told DAILY POST that the couple were coming from Okene when they were attacked.

“They opened fire on his vehicle, he died. The driver pretended to be dead from the wound he sustained, so they took the wife away”, the informant said.

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It was gathered that General Ahmed didn’t travel heavy as he made the trip without guards.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has confirmed his death. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu announced the death in a statement early Friday morning.

The spokesman said the incident happened when the top officer’s vehicle was “attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road”.

Nwachukwu disclosed that an Army delegation, led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General Anthony Omozoje, has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.

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 a.m.”, the statement added.

Nwachukwu conveyed the sympathies of the Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, officers and men of the military arm.

Major General Hassan Ahmed was recently appointed a Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya.

 

 

 

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