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A friend of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who was abducted by the gunmen who killed the retired four-star General, has been released.

According to The Punch, the friend was released after his family paid an undisclosed amount running into millions of Naira, as ransom.

The friend was abducted after gunmen shot and killed Badeh on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 on the way back from his farm. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: Former Chief Of Defence Staff Alex Badeh Shot Dead

In a statement last week, the Police had said: “The former CDS suffered gunshot injury which resulted to his death, while his driver was injured and Badeh’s friend abducted".

Sources within the Nigerian Air Force told The Punch that the Police and the Air Force would hold a joint briefing on the matter, immediately after the Christmas break.

“While investigations were on, the family of Badeh’s friend paid a ransom to ensure his release. However, we have continued with the investigation and we have made progress. We will inform members of the public after the Christmas break,” an air force officer said.

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