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Airforce clears air on Badeh’s assassination



Airforce clears air on Badeh’s assassination

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has cleared the air on what it said are emanating rumours and misinformation that continue to trail the murder of former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, along Abuja-Keffi Road late Monday.

The deceased was reportedly shot in his car along with his driver.

A statement released on Thursday by the Air force affirmed that Badeh’s driver was alive and currently receiving treatment in a NAF hospitals.

The statement, released through Ibikunle Daramola, the Director of Public Relations and Information said adequate security was provided for the late service chief contrary to rumours that adequate security was not provided for Badeh as at the time he was killed.

The statement reads in part, “The NAF wishes to state categorically that nothing could be further from the truth. Firstly, all are please requested to note that the driver is alive and recuperating extremely well at one of our NAF Hospitals.

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“Secondly, Air Chief Marshal Badeh has always been provided with the full compliment of personal staff and security personnel commensurate with his status as a former Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), CDS and a 4-star general in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.”

The security operatives also promised that the killers of Badeh would be captured and will be punished accordingly.

“As mentioned by the CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on 19 December 2018, the NAF is working closely with other relevant security agencies to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of the former CDS with a view to ensuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to justice.

“Substantial progress has already been made in the ongoing investigation and details would be communicated at the appropriate time.”

It urged the public to desist from disseminating unconfirmed information.

By Babatunde Alao…

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