Alex Sabundu Badeh Biography, wiki, Death

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Alex Sabundu Badeh Biography, wiki, Death: Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh an officer of the Nigerian Air Force. Alex served as the 18th Chief of Air Staff.  Alex served as the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of Nigeria. 

Alex Sabundu Badeh Biography

Alex Sabundu Badeh Biography, wiki, Death

Born: 10 January 1957, Adamawa
Died: 18 December 2018, Abuja
Buried: 23 January 2019, National Military Cemetery, Abuja
Years of service: 38
Branch/service: Nigerian Air Force
Rank: Air chief marshal

Chief of Defence Staff

In office January 16, 2014 – July 13, 2015
Preceded by Adm. O. Ibrahim
Succeeded by Maj-Gen. A.G. Olonisakin

Chief of Air Staff
In office 2012–2014
Preceded by AM. Mohammed Dikko Umar
Succeeded by AVM. A.N. Amosu

Personal details

Spouse(s) Mary Iyah Badeh
Awards Forces Service Star
Meritorious Service Star
Distinguished Service Star (Nigeria)
Military service
Allegiance Nigeria
Branch/service Air Force Ensign of Nigeria.svg Nigerian Air Force

Rank Air Chief Marshal
Unit 301 Flying Squad


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


Conflict in the Niger Delta
Islamist insurgency in Nigeria

Early life and education

Badeh was born in Vimtim, Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, North East Nigeria 

He attended Vimtim Primary School, Vimtim, Villanova Secondary School in 1976 and Nigerian Defence Academy.

Personal life

He died from injuries sustained gunshot after his vehicle was attacked by gunmen along Abuja-Keffi road on Tuesday, 18 December 2018.

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

Terrorist attack in Vimtim

In October 2014 Boko Haram fighters briefly occupied Vimtim the hometown of Badeh and in so doing taking lives and destroying properties.

His cousin who lived next door to his house was killed during the attack.

The terrorists also burnt down Badeh’s house and the hospital he built for the community.

Retirement from the Nigerian Air Force

Alex Badeh’s pulling out parade

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

Badeh was an ambush along the Keffi. on 18th of December 2018 Abuja expressway

Badeh was raid to rest On January 23rd, 2019.

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