The House of the Representatives, on Thursday urged the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Yussuf Bitchi, to hasten the hunt for the killers of former Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh.
Badeh, a one time Chief of Defence Staff, was killed by unknown gunmen on December 18, 2018, in his car while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.
The call to action by the lawmakers followed the adoption of a motion moved under matter of public urgent importance titled “need to investigate the killing of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh” by Hon. Abdulrahman Shuaibu Abubakar at the plenary on Thursday.
While moving the motion, Hon Abubakar noted that “Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, was killed by unknown gunmen on December 18, 2018, in his car while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi road.”
The lawmaker said the driver of the former Chief of Defence Staff sustained serious gunshot injurrie and his. now receiving medical treatment while his Farm Manager, Engr Joe was taken away by the fleeing gunmen.
Also contributing, Toby Okechukwu blamed the nation’s security agencies for the recent killing in the country.
He said the way people were now being killed in the country showed that the country was no longer working.
He said, “Our security outfit is not working, they are not doing what they are supposed to do. If a general can be killed like that, you can now imagine what ordinary Nigerians are going through everyday.
“It is very sad. I understand that the first thing that will come is about corruption allegations against him, unfortunate he is not here to answer all of that, it is a pity that after risking his life to service Nigeria, he now died like a commoner and this shows that Nigeria democracy is gone.”
Hon. Chike Adamu, who also expressed fear over the rate of killings in the country stressed the need for urgent action to stop the madness , saying, ”this is an inccident that happened close to the seat of power where you have the president, his Vice, Senate President including you Mr Speaker.”
The House condemned the killing and directed the Police, DSS and other security forces to fish out the killers And made them to face the full weight of the law.
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