President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to find the killers of the 15th Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.
The president described Badeh’s killing as “very sad and unfortunate” and also, ordered them to bring the perpetrators to face the full force of the law, while ensuring greater security and safety for road users.
Badeh died from gunshot wounds in an attack on his return from his farm. He was killed along Abuja-Keffi Road, on Tuesday evening.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari regretted that Badeh was victim of violent and fatal attacks on the nation’s highways.
He commiserated with the family of the late four-star general, his friends and professional colleagues in the military, and the people and Government of Adamawa State.
It was gathered that Badeh, who was in company with his driver, orderly and one of his civilian friends said to be an engineer, died on the spot.
The gunmen, however, abducted the engineer but shot Badeh’s driver and orderly. The death of the former NAF chief was reportedly broken to the authorities by his Aide-de-Camp (names withheld).
The NAF authorities were said to have immediately dispatched personnel along medical staff to scene of the incident. There, they confirmed his death and deposited his remains at the NAF Base hospital mortuary located along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road where serving and retired officers have been trooping in to pay their respects.