By Newsie Events Media:
A Major General and former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Hassan Ahmed has been assassinated in Abuja.
The ugly incident occurred on Thursday night in the Abaji area. His wife was also kidnapped by the assailants.
According to the information gathered by Newsie Events, the couple were said to be returning from Okene in Kogi State when they ran into an ambush.
A source disclosed that, “They opened fire on his vehicle, he died. The driver pretended to be dead from the wound he sustained, so they took the wife away.”
The deceased, Ahmed was recently appointed a Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya.
Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the army spokesman, in a statement, confirmed the death of Ahmed.
He 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.
The statement read, ”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.”
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