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 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."
Badeh is a retired four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air force who 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).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Kaduna state police command, said on Tuesday, December 18, it had arrested two notorious female kidnappers and 12 others suspected criminals in the state.
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The police commissioner, Abdurrahman Ahmad made the disclosure at a press briefing in Kaduna. Ahmad said three of the 14 suspects were arrested for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and possession of firearms, another three over kidnapping, theft and receiving stolen property.
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