The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of Major General Hassan Ahmed by bandits along the Lokoja-Abuja Highway.

Reports say bandits opened fire on the vehicle that the General and some other family members were travelling in.

The Late General did not travel with his escort, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

General Hassan, posted to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, was the Army Provost Marshal under former Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.

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Confirming the incident in a statement, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said: “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”.

The statement added: “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 console with them.
“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday 16 July 2021 by 10:00 am”.