Former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh has been reported shot dead.
Badeh who is standing trial for financial impropriety was billed to open his defence in the alleged N3.97 billion fraud charge preferred against him by the Federal Government on January 16, 2019.
A press statement by NAF confirming the killing of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshall,Alex Barde few hours ago.
“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.”
By Gboyega Adeoye