By Hafeezoh Adekola
Former Army Provost Marshall, Major General Hassan Ahmed has been killed by gunmen who also kidnapped his sister yesterday.
In the press statement issued by the director of Army public relations, Onyema Nwachukwu reaching our correspondents this morning. We learnt that Ex-Army provost Marshall passed on in cold blood.
According to the statement by Brigadier General:
“With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, 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.
The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery today 16 July 2021 by 10.00am.