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

Mr Badeh, a retired air chief marshal, died as a result of gunshot wounds from an attack on his vehicle on 18 December 2018, along the Abuja-Keffi road, while returning from his farm.

According to Ibikunle Daramola, an air commodore and the air force spokesperson, Badeh’s death was confirmed  in a couple of tweets on its official Twitter handle which reads:

“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.”