A general in the Nigerian army killed by unidentified attackers

Hassan Ahmed, a former provost of the Nigerian Army

Hassan Ahmed, a former provost of the Nigerian Army, was killed by unidentified attackers.

The incident occurred in the late hours of Thursday, according to army spokeswoman Onyema Nwachukwu.

Mr Ahmed, a major general, was reportedly on his way back to Abuja from Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, when he was attacked at the Abaji area council.

The Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Hospital in Abuja has received his remains.

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He was a director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja till his death.


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.

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 Thursday 16 July 2021 by 10. 00 am.

Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations

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