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  • Updated: June 22, 2024

FCT: Retired General killed in robbery attack

FCT: Retired General killed in robbery attack

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A retired Nigerian Armed Forces General, Harold Udokwere, was killed during an armed robbery attack at his residence in Kubusa, Federal Capital Territory. 

The incident occurred around 3am on Saturday, according to Abiodun Durowaiye-Herbert, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for REMNAF.

Durowaiye-Herbert stated in a telephone interview with the punch that, 'They came around 3am. Where he lived had been attacked before. His house is about the last in that estate and the back of the house is directly facing the expressway.'

The robbery marks the third attack on Udokwere's residence. 

The National Assembly’s Sergeant-At-Arm, Air Commodore S.A Zakari (Rtd.), confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday.

Zakari, quoting the late General’s wife, said the robbers asked for her jewellery and took his husband’s pistol, adding that she heard gunshots afterwards.

“Brig Gen H Udokwere (Rtd.) N/5575 15th Regular, was attacked early morning at home in Abuja.

“According to the wife, three suspected armed robbers attacked the General’s house at approximately 0300 hrs on 22 June 24. The house is at No 1 Sanga Street, Sunshine Homes by Kabusa Junction at Lokogoma Abuja. She also said that was the third time they were attacked.

“She also said the robbers asked her for her pieces of jewellery and took his pistol. She further stated she heard gunshots.”the statement read.

Zakari added that the late General’s neighbour said the armed robbers injured one of the estate guards.

 “According to Pastor Awe, his neighbour, the robbers injured one of the estate guards. That one was taken to the jospital at Abacha Barracks along with Brig Gen H Udokwere rtd N/5575, the victim. While the injured guard was being treated at Abacha Barracks Hospital, the General was referred to the National Hospital Abuja.

“Air Cdre MM Igho informed Air Cdre SA Zakari rtd of the incident at 0810 hrs. Zakari dashed to NHA to support the family. Zakari met Pastor Awe (the neighbour) with the victim’s wife, son and other neighbours. Air Cdre Zakari was told Gen Udokwere was dead and the corpse was at the National Hospital morgue,” the statement added.

He also said he had met with the late General’s family to register his condolences.

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