By Emma Peters
Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, AirCommodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday night.
According to him, the former Defence Chief died from gun shot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while he was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road.
The Air Force spokesperson also confirmed the incident in a series of tweets.
He said, “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.”
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