Retired army general shot to death in Abuja

On Saturday morning, suspected armed robbers killed one Uwem Udokwere, a retired brigadier general, in Abuja.

Sources said suspected armed robbers attacked, the General’s house located at No 1, Sanga Street, Sunshine Homes by Kabusa Junction at Lokogoma Abuja around 3a,m,.

The robbers reportedly asked for jewelleries, money and other valuables, adding that he was later shot.

The sources said the robbers also injured one of the neigborhood guards during the attack, noting that Udokwere was taken to the National Hospital Abuja where he was confirmed dead.

The spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command, Josephine Adeh, confirming the incident in a statement on Saturday night said he FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igweh, has ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.

The statement read: “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 (retd) on June 22, 2024, at approximately 03:00 a.m., the Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Benneth C. Igweh, has promptly ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding this regrettable event.

“Expressing profound condolences to the bereaved family, CP Benneth Igweh 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.

Culled from ir