Gunmen have killed a Major General of the Nigerian Army, Hassan Ahmed, and abducted his wife in an attack in Abuja.
Ahmed, who was recently appointed a Director at the Army Headquarters, was shot dead in Abaji area of the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday night.
According to a family member, the couple were returning to their hometown in Okene, Kogi State, when they ran into an ambush by the assailants who opened fire on them.
Family sources said the wife was abducted after the attack, though news around her are still sketchy.
In a statement by Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the incident, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has already sent a delegation to condole with the victim’s family.
Nwachukwu stated that members of the Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA) led by the Deputy National President, Stella Omozoje, have also visited the family to condole with them.