President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security agencies to as a matter of urgency find the killers of a former Chief of Defence Staff, retired Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh describing his death as “very sad and unfortunate.”
In a statement issued on Wednesday, President Buhari also 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.
While ensuring greater security and safety for all users of the country’s roads, President Buhari regrets that Badeh fell victim to an incidence of violent and fatal attacks on the nation’s highways and prayed that God Almighty comforts all those who mourn him.
Mr Badeh was killed on Tuesday when armed persons attacked his vehicle along the Abuja-Keffi road. He was the defence chief during the tenure of Goodluck Jonathan. He was accused of mismanaging about three-point-nine billion naira arms funds while in office and is currently being prosecuted by the anti-graft agency, EFCC.