Major General Hassan Ahmed, a director of the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja, was slain.
On Thursday, he was assassinated in Abuja’s Abaji neighborhood.
His wife was also kidnapped by the assailants.
According to the Daily Post, the couple were traveling from Okene, Kogi State, when they were ambushed.
A source said, “They opened fire on his vehicle and he died. The driver pretended to be dead, so they took the wife away.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya, recently appointed Ahmed a director at the Army Headquarters. He was a former Provost Marshal of the Army.