Nigerians on Tuesday woke up to the shocking news of the murder of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh by unknown gunmen.

Badeh was killed on Tuesday by gunmen along Abuja-Keffi Road. 

His death was announced by the spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, on Tuesday night.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State while reacting, condemned the gruesome murder of the former Chief of Defence Staff.

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The governor made this known in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba on Wednesday.

Okowa said that the late retired general dedicated his life to the service of his country.

He urged security agencies in the country to rise to the occasion by unmasking the assailants and bringing them to justice. “The killing of Alex Badeh by unknown gunmen is quite unfortunate and terrible news just like the case of General Idris Alkali who was abducted and later killed.

“I appeal to security agencies to work together and unmask those involved in the heinous crime that led to the death of the retired Defence Chief,’’ he said.

The governor said, “Our country is being bedevilled by one manner of killings and abductions or the other.

“We never knew that it would deteriorate to a level where a former Chief of Defence Staff would be murdered in such a gruesome manner.

“It is my prayer and the prayers of all Deltans that the Almighty God will give the family the fortitude to bear this loss.”

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