A serving Major-General of the Nigerian Army, Hassan Ahmed has been murdered by bandits in the Abaji council of the Federal Capital Territory.
According to reports, Ahmed, who was recently appointed director at army headquarters, was shot dead on Thursday night.
Family members said the bandits also abducted his wife in the process.
The couple were said to be returning from Okene in Kogi State when they ran into an ambush in Abaji council area.
Confirming Ahmed’s death in a statement, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesman, said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, had already sent a delegation to condole with the victim’s family.
Nwachukwu also stated that 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.
“With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk 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 buried at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery, Abuja by 10am on Friday, according to Daily Trust.