Nigerian Army General Killed

“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday, July 16 by 10. 00am
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Former Nigerian Army Provost Marshal, Maj.-Gen. Hassan Ahmed: Shot dead by bandits on Lokoja-Abuja highway

Maj.-Gen. Hassan Ahmed, the Nigerian Army's former Provost Marshal, was assassinated by gunmen on Thursday, according to the Nigerian Army.

Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, announced the death in an Abuja statement on Friday.

The senior officer's vehicle was ambushed by gunmen while traveling along the Lokoja – Abuja road on Thursday, according to Nwachukwu.

“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.

“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, July 16 by 10. 00am,”
he said.