Two principal suspects in the murder of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, have been arrested.

According to ChannelsTV, the investigations carried out so far revealed that the suspects were directly involved in the attack that led to the death of Badeh.

The source, which spoke to Channels TV added that three suspects had earlier been apprehended, although the police could not confirm their direct involvement in the attack.

They were, however, said to have been instrumental in the arrest of the two principal suspects.

The arrest came one week after the former Defence Chief was killed by gunmen in an attack while he was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road.

His death had triggered reactions from the Federal Government and its critics who called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the killing.

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Consequently, some reports alleged that the deceased Air Chief Marshal was not provided with adequate security, a situation they said led to his death.

They also claimed that Badeh’s driver who was shot during the incident had died.

The Nigerian Air Force, however, condemned the reports in a statement in which it said the driver was alive.

It also faulted the claims that the former Defence Chief was not provided with adequate security, stressing that the reports were far from the truth.

“Air Chief Marshal Badeh has always been provided with the full complement 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 NAF stated.

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