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Former Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh Shot Dead by Gunmen

Former Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh is dead.

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Badeh was shot by gunmen on Tuesday while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.

The Air Force confirmed this in a series of Tweets late Tuesday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, its spokesperson.

“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 statement said.

Badeh was in 2016, accused of financial misappropriation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), alleging that he was involved in a N3.9bn fraud while in office between 2014 and 2015. He denied involvement in any misconduct.

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