Gunmen kill Army General on Abuja-Lokoja highway


A director at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, Major-General Hassan Ahmed, was on Thursday, July 15, killed by a gang of gunmen along the Abuja-Lokoja expressway.

Gunmen kill Army General on Abuja-Lokoja highway
Gunmen kill Army General on Abuja-Lokoja highway. [Daliypost]

It is also feared that a family member who was said to be traveling with the general was abducted by the gunmen.

The death was announced in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Friday in Abuja.

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Nwachukwu said the incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja–Abuja road on Thursday.

“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.

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“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.


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