Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, a former chief of defence staff in the Jonathan administration, has been shot dead. He was killed when his vehicle was attacked while he was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the director of public relations and information of the Nigerian Air Force recently disclosed this on social media. Writing, “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.”
Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh is a retired four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air force and he served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff (October 4, 2012 – January 16, 2014) and the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of the armed forces of Nigeria (January 16, 2014 to July 13, 2015).
Several comments of commiserations have started coming in from various quarters as security agents are already on their trial to find out who particularly the killers are.