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Some yet to be identified gunmen have assassinated Major General Hassan Ahmed who is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army in Abuja.
He was murdered last night in the Abaji area of the nation’s capital. Reports also revealed that the assailants kidnapped his sister, Safina Ahmed (initially mistaken for the wife).
A source close to the family told correspondents that the siblings were coming from Okene when they were attacked.
‘They opened fire on his vehicle, he died. The driver pretended to be dead from the wound he sustained, so they took the sister away‘, the informant explained.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered from credible sources that General Ahmed was exposed at the time of the incident as he didn’t move with an escort.
The deceased was being driven by his driver, Sergeant Bukar in a Toyota Hilux with a private number plate.
The body of Ahmed has been conveyed to the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Hospital in Abuja.
The Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya recently appointed him as a Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu could not be reached as at press time.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK