The remains of Director Veterans Affairs at the Army Headquarters Maj.- Gen. Hassan Ahmed killed by gunmen along Lokoja-Abuja highway on Thursday have been buried in Abuja.
He was buried on Friday afternoon at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery in accordance with Islamic rites.
In his citation at the funeral, the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj-Gen Anthony Omozoje described the late general, who was born on February 16, 1968, in Maiduguri, Borno state, a “hardworking senior officer”.
He said, “The Late General Husseini Ahmed was an articulate, dedicated, loyal and hardworking senior officer. He was a calm, firm officer with a good sense of purpose and responsibility.
“He was a forthright gentleman and a professional military officer who was genuinely led to his duty. He had remarkable conduct and overwhelming moral standards.
“His death is a great loss to his family, the Nigerian Army and the nation in general. We love you Ahmed but God love you the most.”
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, had said a delegation from the Army Headquarters led by Omozoje, visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.
Maj.-Gen. Ahmed was a member of the 40th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army.
He was recently appointed Director Veterans Affairs at the Army Headquarters, an office he was yet to resume.