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Army General Hassan Ahmed shot dead in Abuja

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A former provost of the Nigerian Army, Hassan Ahmed, has been killed by yet to be identified gunmen.

The incident, which was confirmed by the army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, happened in the late hours of Thursday.

Mr Ahmed, a major general, was said to be returning to Abuja from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, when he was attacked around Abaji area council.

His remains have been conveyed to the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Hospital in Abuja.

Until his demise, he was a director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

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.

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