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Army mourns General killed by bandits


Army mourns as General killed by bandits is buried in Abuja

Major General Hassan Ahmed

The remains of a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Hussein Ahmed, who was killed on Thursday by bandits have been laid to rest.

Ahmed, who was a director at the Army Headquarters, was shot dead by bandits while travelling along the Lokoja-Abuja road.

He was later buried on Friday afternoon at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery in accordance with Islamic rites.

In his citation at the funeral, the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army) Maj Gen Anthony Omozoje said, “The Late General Husseini Ahmed was an articulate, dedicated, loyal and hardworking senior officer. He was a calm, firm officer with a good sense of purpose and responsibility.

“He was a forthright gentleman and a professional military officer who was genuinely led to his duty. He had remarkable conduct and overwhelming moral standards.

“His death is a great loss to his family, the Nigerian military and the nation in general. We love you Ahmed but God love you the most.”

The Director of military Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, had said a delegation from the military Headquarters led by Omozoje, visited the widow and other members of the bereaved family.

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