A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), has been murdered on Abuja-Keffi Expressway .

He was said to be on his way back from his farm on Tuesday ,when he was shot along with his driver.

Until his death, the 61 year old was standing trial for alleged diversion of funds meant for arms purchase.

The Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed the incident in a statement.

“It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.), who died today, December 18, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along the Abuja-Keffi Road.

On behalf of officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commiserates with the family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff over this irreparable loss.

“We pray that the Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest,” the statement read.

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