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Biography Of Alex Badeh

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh
Former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh

Biography Intro: Alex Sabundu Badeh was a retired four star flag officer of the Nigerian Air force who served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff and the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of the armed forces of Nigeria.

Full Name: Air chief marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh (retd.)
Date Of Birth: January 10, 1957
Died: December 18, 2018
Married To: Mary Iyah Badeh
Children: Tony Badeh, Kam Badeh

Education: Nigerian Defence Academy, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, University of Ibadan, etc.

Chief of the Defence Staff
Chief of Air Staff
Chief of Policy and Plans HQ NAF – 2010
Director R&D DHQ Abuja
Commander of Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) – 2002
Director of National Military Strategy NDC – 2006

Years of service: 38

In February 2016 Alex Badeh was accused of financial misappropriation by the EFCC during his tenure as service chief. Badeh has denied involvement in any misconduct.

In October 2014 Boko Haram fighters briefly occupied Vimtim the hometown of Alex Badeh killing lives and destroying properties. His cousin who lived next door to his house was killed during the attack. The terrorist also torched down Badehs house and the hospital he built for the community. It was widely reported in the media that the Defence Chief sent a helicopter to evacuate his parents before the attack even though records show that he actually lost his father in the 70’s and his mother in 2013.

Air Chief Marshal Alex retired in July 2015. In line with Military tradition a Pulling-Out parade was held at the Mogadishu cantonment Abuja where he gave his valedictory speech before proceeding to his home state.

Alex was shot dead in an ambush along Keffi – Abuja expressway on the evening of Tuesday, 18th December 2018.

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