A source close to the family told DailyPost that the ambush occurred close to the Abaji area of Abuja.
“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 said.
DailyPost further gathered that General Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, was exposed during the incident as he didn’t move with an escort.
Confirming the sad incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu announced the death in a statement early Friday morning.
He said: “The incident occurred when the top officer’s vehicle, “was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Lokoja – Abuja”.
Nwachukwu disclosed that an Army delegation, led by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General Anthony Omozoje, had 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, Stella Omozoje have also paid a condolence visit.
“The remains of the deceased senior officer will be accorded a befitting burial at the Lungi Barracks Cemetery on Friday, 16 July 2021 by 10 a.m.”, the statement added.