IG Intelligence team in Nasarawa to probe Badeh’s murder

Alex Badeh

A team of police detectives have arrived Nasarawa State on the order of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to investigate the murder of former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh.

The team includes Police Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad.

Nasarawa police spokesperson Kennedy Idirisu said in Lafia on Wednesday that the team, alongside senior military personnel, was led to the scene of the incident by the commissioner of police Yahaya Bello in line with the IGP’s directive.

Mr Idirisu said that the late Badeh was shot dead at about 6:30pm on Tuesday by gunmen at Tudu-Uku village along Gitata-Keffi road in Karu Local Government Area of the state.

He explained that Badeh was returning from his farm in the company of his friend and driver when unknown gunmen ambushed and opened fire on their moving vehicle.

“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,” Idirisu said.

The spokesperson assured that any information from the public that would aid the investigation would be treated with utmost confidentiality.