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Ahmed Hassan a Nigerian army commander killed by gunmen.

General Ahmed Hassan, a former army provost marshal, was shot and killed by assailants on the Lokoja-Abuja road.

“With a sad heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, Officers and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army mourn to announce the passing of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army,” said Army spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

“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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“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 laid to rest at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery today, Friday, July 16, 2021, according to an army spokesman.

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