Former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, General Ahmed Hassan has been shot dead by gunmen along the Lokoja -Abuja Highway.

Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu who confirmed this said: “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 army spokesman said the remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery today Friday 16 July 16, 2021.

Until his death, he served as a director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

The incident comes a few days after gunmen killed the acting Commanding Officer of 196 Battalion, Major MS Samaila. He was shot dead in Dundubus, Jigawa State while on his way to Kano from Maiduguri. Major Samaila was with his orderly, Alisu Aliyu.