From Elohor Igbru, Abuja
Unknown gunmen yesterday killed a very senior Army Officer and former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed, along Lokoja-Abuja road.
According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the incident occurred while the senior officer was transiting along the highway.
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.
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 remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday, 16 July 2021 by 10:am.
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