By Hafeezoh Adekola
Hassan Ahmed, a Major-General of the Nigerian Army, who was murdered in Abuja on Thursday night, has been buried at Lungi Barracks Cemetery, Abuja.
Ahmed, who was recently appointed director at army headquarters, was shot dead in Abaji area of the nation’s capital.
The assailants, according to a family member, also kidnapped his sister.
The duo were said to be returning from Okene in Kogi State when they ran into an ambush.
In a statement, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesman, confirmed the death of Ahmed.
He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, had already sent a delegation to condole with the victim’s family.
Nwachukwu also stated that 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.