Gen. Hassan Ahmed

Adebayo Obajemu

The level of insecurity in the country is fast approaching a crescendo, and yet there is no glimmer of hope of a reprieve from the lawlessness and criminality that have enveloped the country.

The latest escalation in insecurity is the killing of a senior military officer, Major General Hassan Ahmed, former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, by bandits in Abuja.

He was murdered Thursday night in the Abaji area. The assailants also kidnapped his wife.

According to a report by Daily Post, Ahmed and his wife were coming from Okene when they were attacked.

“They opened fire on his vehicle, he died. The driver pretended to be dead from the wound he sustained, so they took the wife away”, the family source said.

Until his death, Ahmed, army number N/9698 was the Director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.

The military authorities were yet to speak on Ahmed’s death as at the time of filling this report.

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  1. It is like there is an agreement between bandits and the government. Lest they would not have been able to succeed with their actions. There seems to be tacit support from those vested with the responsibility by law to curb them. Nothing has a beginning that will not have an end.


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