Bandits suspected to be kidnappers have killed Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army whereas touring alongside Abuja-Lokoja Road.
The military said that the incident occurred on Thursday when the senior officer’s car was attacked by the gunmen.
A supply stated the incident occurred on Thursday evening within the Abaji space, including that the assailants additionally believably kidnapped his spouse.
It was learnt that the couple was coming from Okene once they had been attacked.
The gunmen opened hearth on his car and whisked away the spouse.
The Army’s Spokesman, Brig Onyema Nwachukwu, stated, “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 unhappy incident occurred when the senior officer’s car was attacked by gunmen whereas transiting alongside Lokoja – Abuja street yesterday 15 July.
“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 additionally visited the household to condole with them.
“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday.”