Gunmen kill Army general along Abuja-Lokoja road

A former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen Hassan Ahmed, has been killed by gunmen while traveling along Lokoja – Abuja road on Wednesday.

Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu who confirmed the incident in a statement Thursday, said his remains will be laid to rest at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery by 10. 00 am on Friday.

The statement reads: “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 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.

“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday July 16, 2021 by 10. 00 am.”