By Israel Usulor
The Army General who was shot dead yesterday night on his way to Abuja has been laid to rest. He was interred in Abuja today, July 16th, 2021.
Major General Hassan Ahmed was on his way from Kogi state when he was attacked and killed at Abaji by unknown assailants. Until his gruesome murder, Major Hassan was a director at the Defense Headquarters, Abuja. He was also a formal Provost of the Nigerian Army.
A statement released yesterday by the Nigerian Army read:
“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 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.”