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The Nigerian Army has verified the assassination of a former Provost Marshal, Major General Hassan Ahmed.
According to the Daily Post, Ahmed was slain by unknown guys on Thursday night.
According to a source, the ambush took place in Abuja’s Abaji neighbourhood.
General Ahmed’s sister, Safina Ahmed, was kidnapped by the aggressors (initially mistaken for the wife).
When the siblings and the deceased’s driver, Sergeant Bukar, were ambushed on their way back to the nation’s capital from Okene, they were attacked.
It is understood that General Ahmed made the trip without his guards.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu announced the death in a statement early Friday morning.
The spokesman said the incident occurred when the top officer’s vehicle, “was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja”.
Nwachukwu disclosed that an Army delegation, led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General Anthony Omozoje, had 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, Stella Omozoje have also paid a condolence visit.
“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.