Alex Badeh, former chief of defence staff, has been shot to death by unknown gunmen. A former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd), has been killed by unknown gunmen last night on his way back from his farm along the Abuja – Keffi road. The incident was confirmed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola through his twitter handle on Tuesday 18.
Confirming the unfortunate development, Daramola said: “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, 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 Sadique 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 late officer, who was 61, was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force in 1979. He was under prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly diverting billions of naira meant for weapons, an allegation he denied until his death.