A former provost of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed, has been shot dead by gunmen on Thursday around Abaji area council while returning to Abuja from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital,
Penpushing reports that, killed by yet to be identified gunmen the Director of Army Public Relations,Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, onfirmed the sad incident in a statement,adding that his remains have been conveyed to the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Hospital in Abuja
The statement said,until his demise, he was a Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, adding that 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
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’, the statement reads.
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 Thursday 16 July 2021 by 10. 00 am’, Nwachukwu wrote.
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