It has now been reported that a friend of the late Alex Badeh was abducted by gunmen, shortly after the former Chief of Defence Staff was shot dead while returning from his farm.
The Nasarawa State Police Command who confirmed that the former Military Chief’s driver survived the attack, disclosed that Alex Badeh’s friend was abducted.
The details were contained in a statement on the preliminary investigation into the murder, shortly after some crack detectives were deployed in Nasarawa State by Inspector-General (IG) Idris Kpotun Ibrahim.
The statement read: “The former CDS suffered gunshot injury which resulted to his death, while his driver was injured and the said friend abducted.
“The corpse of the late Air Chief Marshal and the injured driver have been taken to Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Hospital, Abuja.”
The statement added:
“Following the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State and some senior military personnel have visited the scene alongside IGP’s Intelligence Response Team ([RT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS), who are to carry out discrete investigation into the case.
“The Police Command, Nigerian Army and Air Force personnel led by Deputy Commissioner of Police are in the area immediately the incident occurred with a view to rescuing the abducted person and arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
“The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa State has called on members of the public with useful information that can aid the ongoing investigation to come forward with it or contact GSM lines 0803304I306 and 08033097663.
He said such information shall be treated with utmost confidentiality.”