The Nigerian Air Force has announced the death of the former chief of defence staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (retd.). According to the Air Force Spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the Adamawa state born Badeh died yesterday Dec 18th from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked by gunmen on Abuja-Lafia Road. He was said to be returning from his farm when he was shot dead.
The statement reads
“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.”
Until his death, the former Defence Chief was standing trial for alleged N3.9 billion fraud he allegedly perpetuated while he was in office.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.