Nigerian Military, Police Begin Manhunt For Former Air Chief Alex Badeh’s Killers

Nigerian Military, Police Begin Manhunt For Former Air Chief Alex Badeh’s Killers

By Wires | The Trent on December 21, 2018
Air Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) pictured in court during his
Air Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) pictured in court during his "arms deal" trial | NTA

The military and the police have launched a probe into the murder of Alex Badeh, a former chief of defence staff, Air Marshal. The brutal assassination of the former military boss that has shocked eminent Nigerians.

Some crack detectives have been deployed in Nasarawa State by Inspector-General, IG, Idris Kpotun Ibrahim.

More details emerged on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, on the murder of the former Chief of  Air Staff,  with the  Nasarawa State Police Command confirming that his driver survived the attack.

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A friend of Badeh, who was also in the car, was abducted by the gunmen.

The police and security agents are searching for the abducted friend.

The details were contained in a statement on the preliminary investigation into the murder.

“The former CDS suffered gunshot injury which resulted to his death,while his driver was injured and the said friend abducted,” the statement read.

“The corpse of the late Air Chief Marshal and the injured driver have been taken to Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Hospital, Abuja.”

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The statement confirmed that the probe of the incident was ongoing with the visit to scene of the murder by the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State Yahaya Bello and some senior military personnel.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS From The Scene Of Murder Of Former Air Chief Alex Badeh

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The statement added: Following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State and some senior military personnel have visited the scene alongside IGP’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT and Special Tactical Squad, STS, who are to carry out discrete investigation into the case.

“The Police Command, Nigerian Army and Air Force personnel led by Deputy Commissioner of Police are in the area immediately the incident occurred with a view to rescuing the abducted person and arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act.

The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State has called on members of the public with useful information that can aid the ongoing investigation to come forward with it or contact GSM lines 0803304I306 and 08033097663.

He said such information shall be treated with utmost confidentiality.

It was also learnt that pressure was being mounted on the deceased’s wife, Mary Iya Badeh and children to return to Nigeria for burial.

Members of the family relocated abroad following the investigation and trial of the former CDS.

Alex Badeh Jr. was grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the alleged N3.97 billion fraud involving the late CDS.

But the son later managed to escape abroad.

Badeh’s wife and daughter reside in the United States (U.S) the whereabouts of others were unknown as at press time.

A top intelligence source, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, said a comprehensive investigation into the killing of the ex-CDS has started.

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