A former provost of the Nigerian Army, Hassan Ahmed, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, who confirmed the incident said it happened in the late hours of Thursday.
Ahmed, a major general, was said to be returning to Abuja from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, when he was attacked around Abaji area council.
His remains have been conveyed to the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Hospital in Abuja.
Until his demise, he was a director at the Army Headquarters in Abuja.