The military is set to bury a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Abaji area of Abuja late on Thursday night.
Gunmen were said to have shot at the vehicle the deceased officer was traveling in. The officer was said to have died from his wounds. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed this in a statement, in Abuja.
He said a delegation from the Army Headquarters led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje, has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.
Onyema said, “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 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 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 July 16, 2021.”