The remains of the former Provost Marshal of Nigerian Army, Major General Hassan Ahmed, who was killed by bandits along the Abuja-Lokoja highway on Thursday on Thursday will be buried on Friday in Abuja.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement on Friday that the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday, July 16 by 10. 00am.
General Nwachukwu said in a statement that General Ahmed death occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja road on Thursday.
According to the statement, “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.
“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.”