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Alex Badeh: Police begin search for killers

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The Nigeria Police Force has begun the search for the killers of the late former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh.

Already, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed the Police Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad to Nasarawa State to do the job.

According to the spokesman of Nasarawa State Police Command, in Lafia, Kennedy Idirisu, the team and some senior military personnel on Wednesday visited the scene of the incident.

They were led by the Commissioner of Police, Yahaya Bello, as directed by Ibrahim Idris.

The police spokesman said Badeh was shot dead at Tudu-Uku Village along Gitata-Keffi road in Karu Local Government Area of the state.

His words:  “The former Chief of Defense Staff suffered gunshot injury, which resulted in his death, with the driver sustaining injuries while the friend was abducted.

“The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police is therefore calling on the public with useful information to avail the police with the view to rescuing the abducted person and arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act.”

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the apprehension of the killers.

Buhari gave the order in his message to commiserate with the family of Badeh.

Buhari said it was sad and unfortunate that Badeh who was also a former Chief of Air Staff and attained professional fulfilment in his over three decades military career fell victim to incidence of violent and fatal attacks on the nation’s highways.

The president prayed that God Almighty would comfort all those who mourned him and grant his soul peaceful rest.

Badeh was 61 years old.

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