Army confirms assassination of general, denies wife’s abduction

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the assassination of its former provost, Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed.

In a statement on Friday, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwahuckwu, confirmed the killing of Mr Ahmed who until his demise was a director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

He said the sad incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road on Thursday, 15 July 2021.

The Army spokesman also debunked media reports that the wife of the deceased was abducted by the attackers.

He said 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.

He added 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.

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The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on friday 16 July 2021 by 10.00am.