According to a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola the former Air Chief was retuning from his farm when he was attacked and killed on Tuesday night by unknown gun men.
Badeh who has been facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over allegations of corruption which are yet to be proven, was shot severally as shown in photograph provided by the Nigerian Air Force.
The statement reads “It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, who died today (Tuesday), 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 Sadique 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 in peace.”