Former army provost Marshal, General Ahmed Hassan has been shot dead by gunmen along Lokoja -Abuja road.
Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu who confirmed it noted that “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.”
The army spokesman said the remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery today Friday 16 July 16, 2021.