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Retired army general assasinated in Abuja

A retired brigadier general, Uwem Udokwere, has been assasinated in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Udokwere was said to have been killed by armed robbers in an estate on Saturday morning.

spokesperson of the federal capital territory (FCT) police command, Josephine Adeh, in a statement, said Benneth Igweh, the commission of police, has ordered immediate investigation into the incident.

“In response to the tragic and unprecedented attack at Sunshine homes estate by armed robbers, resulting in the untimely demise of one Brigadier General Uwem Harold Udokwere (rtd.) on June 22, 2024, at approximately 03:00 a.m, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, psc, mni, has promptly ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event,” the command spokesperson said.

“Expressing profound condolences to the bereaved family, CP Benneth Igweh psc, mni, assures the family and the public of swift justice, with every effort in conduit to ensure the perpetrators of the atrocious act are apprehended and brought to justice.

“Furthermore, the commissioner of police reaffirms the unflinching commitment of the command to amplify the security landscape of the nation’s capital, by continually adapting strategies to effectively combat evolving criminal activities.

“Updates on this matter will be provided in due course.”

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