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Nigerian Army confirms murder of General Hassan Ahmed

THE Nigerian Army on Friday, confirmed the murder of its former Provost Marshal, Major General Hassan Ahmed.

The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu announced the death in the early hours of Friday.

A source close to the family said the ambush occured close to the Abaji area of Abuja.
The assailants kidnapped General Ahmed’s sister, Safina Ahmed (initially mistaken for the wife).

It was gathered that the siblings and the deceased’s driver, Sergeant Bukar were returning to the nation’s capital from Okene when they were attacked.

It was learnt that General Ahmed travelled without guards.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu announced the death in a statement in the early hours of Friday.

The spokesman said the incident happened when the top officer’s vehicle was “attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road”.

Nwachukwu disclosed that an Army delegation, led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General Anthony Omozoje, has visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.

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