Senate has urged the federal government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh on Tuesday, December 18 along Abuja-Keffi Highway.
The upper legislative chamber on Thursday also charged the security agencies to search and rescue his personal staff held hostage by the assailants.
The resolutions followed a motion on the murder of the former military chief by unknown gunmen while returning from his farm, by Senator Binta Masi Garbai, APC-Adamawa North and co-sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, APC-Kebbi South, during plenary.
Presenting the motion, Senator Garba, said “the late Chief of Defence Staff died from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm alongside his driver while one of his personal staff is still held hostage by the assailants”.
She informed that the late Badeh retired in July 2015 in line with the military tradition a pulling-out parade held at the Mogadishu Cantonment, Abuja where he gave his valedictory speech before proceeding to his home state of Adamawa.
Senator Garba stated that the deceased was born in Vimtim town in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State into a family of peasant farmers where he attended Vimtim Primary School and Villanova Secondary School before proceeding to the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of the 21 Regular Course on 3rd January, 1977 and was commissioned a Pilot Officer on 3rd July, 1979.
In his contribution, Senator Shehu Sani, who lamented that the killing was an addition to the cases of unresolved assassination, warned that the state must take the issue very seriously.
He said: “Badeh served his country from the beginning to the end, meritoriously. It is sad that he is a victim of assassination. He was killed few kilometers from the state capital. The state has failed Badeh. We should take the issue of security serious. He is a victim of an assissaination.
“This should bring to light a national discourse. If this can happen to Alex Badeh, it can happen to anybody. It is an addition to the cases of unresolved assassination. The state must take this issue very seriously. We owed him a duty to ensure that such a thing never happen again. The security agencies should deploy necessary security technologies to fish out the killers.”
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, in his contributions, lamented that the killer, like the case of Bola Ige and others might never be found.
He said: “The killers might never be found because this is not the first time we would have such incidence. The time has come for us to ensure that assassins are found.
“Abuja, the FCT is becoming unsafe for the residents. We must ensure that all the CCTV are working in memory of Badeh and ensure that the killers are found.”
Ruling on the debate, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki said, “we need to do more in the area of security. Necessary measures must be taken to ensure that lives and properties are protected.”
FG urged to declare state of emergency on federal roads, Senate tasks
SAD… Taraba INEC REC is dead
Transgender: Sade Adu’s daughter finally becomes a man (PHOTOS)
Sade’s transgender son has shared a heartfelt message of thanks to the soul singer, as he completes his transition from female to male.
Izaak Theo Adu, born Mickailia ‘Ila’ Adu, has spent the past six months in recovery after undergoing phalloplasty surgery, the reconstructive procedure typically undergone by transgender and non-binary people.
After returning home to his family, Izaak shared a sweet photo of himself hugging Sade, 60, along with a message praising the iconic singer for her unwavering support. In the Instagram post, Izaak wrote: ‘It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!! ‘Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. ‘Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ♥️ #mumma #lioness #queen#iloveyou.’
Izaak is Sade’s only child from her former relationship with reggae music producer Bob Morgan.
News5 months ago
Sokoto assembly confirms Gov Tambuwal’s 26 comissioner nominees
Politics5 months ago
Breaking…GOV. ABDULRAZAQ APPOINTS COMMITTEE ON REVIEW OF SALES OF GOVT PROPERTY (See full names)
News5 months ago
Kwara Gov appoints CoS, SSG, CPS
Politics5 months ago
Breaking…. Kwara Gov. appoints more committee members (See names)
Politics2 weeks ago
Breaking news: Gov Abdulrazaq appoints 6 additional commissioner nominees
Top stories4 months ago
MC Oluomo loses NUTRW Chairmanship bid
Politics4 months ago
Breaking…Kwara assembly suspends 16 LGs chairmen
Celebrities4 months ago
TRIBUTE…. KAMWIRE’s wife, Bolanle still glowing at 50 (VIDEO)