By Garba Muhammad
Deputy Senate Leader Bala Ibn Na’Allah has expressed shock over the assassination of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and his driver.
Mr Badeh, a retired air chief marshal, was shot dead on Tuesday evening along the Abuja-Keffi road.
Na’Allah condoled with the family, people of Adamawa state and the Chief of air staff over the killing.
He called on security operatives to investigate the killing and ensure the arrest and prosecution of the culprits.
” The news of the killing of the former air chief , chief of defence staff and indeed many others happening in this country is alarming,” he said.
The air force confirmed the death in a couple of tweets on its official Twitter handle.
“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.”
The content of the tweet was later sent to newsmen by the air force spokesperson, Ibikunle Daramola, an air commodore.
Before his death,he was facing charges for alleged N3.9 billion fraud while in office during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Baden is survived by his wife and many children.