Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, a former chief of defence staff in the Jonathan administration, has been shot dead. The former defence boss was killed when his vehicle was attacked while he was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.
Disclosing the news on social media, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the director of public relations and information of the Nigerian Air Force wrote: “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 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.”