PDP demands immediate investigation into Badeh’s murder

Alex Badeh

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed shock over the gruesome murder of former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Alex Badeh on Tuesday by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, calling for immediate investigation into the murder.

The party in a statement on Wednesday signed by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan described Mr Badeh’s death as a “national loss.”

“The ambush and killing of a military officer of ACM Badeh’s status has heightened fears and apprehensions, on the level of insecurity in the country, particularly, the safety of average citizens, under the incompetent and insensitive Buhari administration,” the party said.

The murder came ahead of Badeh’s defence opening in January 2019 in the N3.9 billion military fund case preferred against him by the Economic and financial times commission (EFCC).

“The PDP therefore demands a wide-ranging investigation into the killing to unravel those behind the dastardly act as well as the motive behind their action.

“The party recalls the killing of former Chief of Army Administration, Major General Idris Alkali, in Plateau state as well as the horrific murder of over 100 of our gallant soldiers in Melete, Borno state, by insurgents and stated that President Buhari has failed woefully as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,” the statement read.

PDP described Badeh as a “fine and patriotic officer” who made various sacrifices towards the security, unity and stability of the nation particularly as chief of defence staff.

The party condoled with the Badeh family, the government and people of Adamawa state.