The Chief of Defense Staff in the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Administration was killed Tuesday in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja. He was shot dead by gunmen while reportedly returning from his farm. Two of his aides were said to have been kidnapped after he was shot.
Confirming the incidence the Nigeria Airforce in a statement by its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola titled “Death of former CDS Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh” stated as follows:
”It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu 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 Sadique 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.”