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Former Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh Shot Dead by Gunmen

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Former Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh is dead.

Badeh was shot by gunmen on Tuesday while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.

The Air Force confirmed this in a series of Tweets late Tuesday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, its spokesperson.

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

“On behalf officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar, commiserates with the family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff over this irreparable loss. We pray that the Almighty God grants his soul eternal rest,” the statement said.

Badeh was in 2016, accused of financial misappropriation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging that he was involved in a N3.9bn fraud while in office between 2014 and 2015. He denied involvement in any misconduct.

5 Comments

  1. Benjamin Osawe

    December 19, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Hmnnnnnnnnn, what has Nigeria become, sad very sad indeed since this government came to power security situation has gotten worse, kidnapping has gone out of control, killings now happen with impunity, on 90 percent of highways in the north , south, east and west as these no longer safe to travel as kidnappers in broad daylight stop traffic and kidnap or kill. Is this the change Tinubu, Bakare and the present VP promised Nigerians when they cried wolf on Jonathan government, again they are beating the drum for Atiku, will he really put Nigerians first and not the ruling cabal from the north of 1966 coup set. God help us all if Badeh can just die like that nobody is safe. Condolences to his family.

  2. Physio Tinu

    December 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    I wonder, was he about to spill the beans on the 3.9 billion he was being investigated for? May he RIP.

  3. Dunder

    December 19, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Considering the damning evidence given in court against this man and the number of service men that were wasted during his watch, it is difficult to feel too sorry. From the information given, it seems to me that he was not robbed but perhaps taken out before releasing a name-riddled hit track. When Boko Haram invaded his hometown, he had helicopters brought in to evacuate his loved ones while others were pillaged and killed but he has now been taken away by the kind of death a million helicopters in the sky cannot remedy. I wonder what the widows of the officers who were sent unarmed and unfed to die in the hands of terrorists will think when they hear that his own luxury did not save him.

  4. NG

    December 19, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    He fought Boko Haram!

    • Richard Head

      December 20, 2018 at 11:56 pm

      @NG, there’s little or no evidence to suggest that he did much more than collect money to fight Boko Haram.

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