DHQ announces date for Alex Badeh’s burial

Posted by News Express | 18 January 2019 | 810 times

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• Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh

The Defence Headquarters has announced the date for the burial of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). 

Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.

According to him, activities lined-up for the interment of the former defence chief will begin on Sunday with the Service of Songs scheduled to hold at the Nigerian Air Force Base Protestant Church in Abuja.

Brigadier General Agim also disclosed that this would be followed by a church service expected to hold at the same venue on Wednesday next week.

The former defence chief would be laid to rest later in the afternoon at the National Military Cemetery in the nation’s capital.

Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was killed by gunmen who attacked his vehicle while he was returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road in December 2018.

He became the 18th Chief of Air Staff in October 2012 and was appointed Chief of Defence Staff in January 2014 until his retirement in July 2015.

Sourced from a Channels TV report


Source: News Express

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