Former Chief of Defense Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh has been killed as he made his way back to Abuja.
Mr Badeh, a retired air chief marshal, was shot dead along the Abuja-Keffi road.
The retired military officer was traveling with his driver who was also shot with an unidentified man.
Until his death, he was standing trial for alleged diversion of funds meant for arms purchase.
The air force confirmed the death in a couple of tweets on its official Twitter handle.
“It is with a heavy heart that I regretfully announce the unfortunate demise of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who died today, 18 Dec 18, from gunshot wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road.
“On behalf officers, airmen and airwomen of the Nigerian Air Force, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar, commiserates with the family of the late former Chief of Defence Staff over this irreparable loss. We pray that the Almighty God grants his soul eternal rest.”