Senate demands inquest into assassination of Nigeria’s ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (Rtd) was shot dead yesterday in an ambush along Keffi – Bade road in Nasarawa State. Senator Binta Garba

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola confirmed the incident in a statement last night.

“It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, who died today (yesterday) 18 Dec 18, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road.

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“On behalf of officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commiserates with the family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff over this irreparable loss.

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd) as “very sad and unfortunate.”

Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the family of the late four-star general, his friends and professional colleagues in the military, and the people and government of Adamawa State.

He noted that the late Badeh, who was also a former Chief of Air Staff, attained professional fulfilment in his over-three-decades military career, regretting that he fell victim to incidence of violent and fatal attacks on the nation’s highways. Senator Binta Garba

Buhari also directed security agencies to find the killers of the 15th Chief of Defence Staff and bring them to face the full force of the law, while ensuring greater security and safety for all users of the country’s roads.

He prayed that God Almighty comforts all those who mourn Air Chief Marshal Badeh and grant his soul peaceful rest. Senator Binta Garba

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd) as “very sad and unfortunate.”

Buhari, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the family of the late four-star general, his friends and professional colleagues in the military, and the people and government of Adamawa State. Senator Binta Garba

He noted that the late Badeh, who was also a former Chief of Air Staff, attained professional fulfilment in his over-three-decades military career, regretting that he fell victim to incidence of violent and fatal attacks on the nation’s highways.

Buhari also directed security agencies to find the killers of the 15th Chief of Defence Staff and bring them to face the full force of the law, while ensuring greater security and safety for all users of the country’s roads.

He prayed that God Almighty comforts all those who mourn Air Chief Marshal Badeh and grant his soul peaceful rest.

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