By Sunday John
Karu (Nasarawa State) Dec. 18, 2018
Mr Labaran Maku, Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa state, has expressed sadness over the death of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd).
Maku, a former Minister of Information, speaking with newsmen during his tour of communities on Wednesday in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, described the incident as `unfortunate.’’
While expressing concern also over the development, he called on relevant authorities to investigate and unravel the circumstances surrounding Badeh’s death.
“It is too early to say precisely who is responsible for the murder of the ex-Chief of Defence, but I believe that those responsible would be arrested and brought to book.
“I believe that the security agencies, particularly the military, would investigate this murder in order to make the perpetrators face the law,” Maku added.
He described Badeh as an asset that the country still needed his service especially in addressing the alarming rate of insecurity in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Badeh, alongside his driver, were killed on Dec. 18 along Keffi-Kaduna road in Nasarawa State.
He was Chief of Defence when Maku was acting Minister of Defence.
Maku said that Badeh’s expertise has helped a lot in addressing the insecurity in the country and expressed regret at the manner he was killed.
He said that the increasing rate of killings, kidnapping and other crimes in the state needed an experienced, focused and committed leader.
Maku, therefore, promised to give priority to security of lives and property, adding that the state can only develop when there is adequate security.