The Nigerian Police Force’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command has initiated an inquiry into the killing of a Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission employee, Ahmed Usman Hassan, who was reportedly assassinated on Monday morning in Abuja.
On Monday, December 26, Usman, a father of four, left his home around 7:00 a.m. to jog around his Ochacho Estate home in the FCT’s Idu-Karmo District.
When he did not return home, his wife got concerned. She informed his friends and neighbors, who filed a complaint with the Idu-Karmo Divisional Police Station.
According to preliminary reports, Hassan’s assailants pounced on him while he was jogging, stabbed him, left him in a pool of his blood, and fled with his phone.
According to reports, the deceased was transferred to Garki General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Many of his social media friends and family members regarded him as a gentleman, caring, and serene.
According to reports, he recently received a Master’s Degree in Energy Oil and Gas Economics from the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom.
Later that day, the corpse was carried to his hometown of Barkin Ladi LGA in Plateau State for burial.
The FCT Police Command, through its spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, a deputy superintendent of police, said in a statement on Tuesday that the new Commissioner of Police, Sadiq Abubakar, had directed the division of jurisdiction and other investigative and intelligence assets of the Command to investigate the death and bring those responsible to justice.
According to the Command, Hassan’s body was discovered around 2:00 p.m. on Monday by a search party organized by the Karmo Divisional Police Headquarters after receiving a missing person complaint.
In December 2020, the FCT documented a similar attack on a jogger, Akin Johnson, a former Air Commodore, who was ambushed and viciously injured while jogging alone near his home in Lugbe, which is located along the Abuja International Airport Road.
Many FCT citizens, particularly public servants, and security forces personnel, as well as paramilitary personnel, jog in the early morning hours, covering several kilometers.