Abuja, Nigeria: The former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, 61 - has been shot dead by unknown gunmen while returning from his farm on the Abuja-Keffi highway.
According to the spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola;
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 former Chief of Defense staff served between January 2014 - July 2015, and had served as the Chief of Air Staff between October 2012 and January 2014.