A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to death of Former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Sabundu Badeh. Africa Drum News had reported earlier that Badeh, who rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshal in the Nigerian military, died from gunshot wounds he sustained after his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road on Tuesday. Reacting to the incident, Fani-Kayode, writing on his official Twitter Page, described the death as a ‘despicable and cowardly act’. He tweeted, “The brutal murder of the former Chief of Defence Staff and former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh, is a despicable and cowardly act.
“Those that were behind it shall not escape justice and they will pay a terrible price for their wickedness. God will avenge!” Similarly, Reno Omokri, the former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan called for investigation into the assassination.
According to him, the assassination was ‘too convenient’. He said, “Ex-chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, strong critic of the @MBuhari government, was just assassinated along Abuja-Keffi Rd. This is a man who knew a lot about the inner workings of this government. His death must be investigated. It is too convenient. You may be next. Just look at what they did to Alex Badeh! This assassination is too convenient and must be investigated by a Panel of Inquiry. He was a former Chief of Defence Staff entitled to armed guards. Where were those guards?’’