Major General Hussaini Ahmed, former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, during the tenure of Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai was on Thursday the 15th of July, 2021 assassinated by suspected Bandits/kidnappers along the Lokoja-Abuja highway.
The General was said to be coming from Okene with his in-law when they were attacked by the gunmen who also kidnapped his in law and his sister Safinat.
The gunmen were said to have laid ambush in a nearby bush and jumped out to attack the vehicle with open fire from their sophisticated automatic weapons.
Unfortunately, General Hussaini who was recently posted to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja did not travel with escorts.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the demise in a statement last night titled, “Former Army Provost Marshal Passes On”.
The statement read: “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 Marshal of the Nigerian Army.
“The sad incident occurred when the senior officer’s vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday 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 Friday the 16 July 2021 by 10.00am”.
May Allah grant his gentle soul Firdausi Al Jannat. Amin