The House of the Representatives, on Thursday, has directed the Department of State Services, DSS, the Nigerian police and other security operatives to find the killers of former Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh.
Badeh died from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
This was following the adoption of a motion moved under matter of public urgent importance titled “need to investigate the killing of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh” by Hon. Abdulrahman Shuaibu Abubakar at the plenary on Thursday.
Hon Abubakar, while moving the motion, pointed out that “Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, was killed by unknown gunmen on December 18, 2018, in his car while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.”
Another lawmaker, Toby Okechukwu, also speaking, blamed the nation’s security agencies for the recent killing in the country, stressing that they were not doing what they ought to do.
He said, “Our security outfit is not working, they are not doing what they are supposed to do. If a general can be killed like that, you can now imagine what ordinary Nigerians are going through everyday.
“It is very sad. I understand that the first thing that will come is about corruption allegations against him, unfortunate he is not here to answer all of that, it is a pity that after risking his life to service Nigeria, he now died like a commoner and this shows that Nigeria democracy is gone.”
Another lawmaker, Hon. Chike Adamu, expressed fear over the rate of killings in the country stressing the need for urgent action to stop the madness.
Meanwhile, the House condemned the gruesome murder of Alex and directed the Police, DSS and other security operatives to nab the killers and bring them to book.