By; KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The United Church of Christ in Nations known as HEKAN has condemned the gruesome murder of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh by unknown gunmen and the recent attack on Communities in Zamfara State that claimed many lives
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, President of the Church, Reverend Amos Kiri in strong terms condemned the unholy act, while appealing to security agencies to prosecute and arrest perpetrators of the heinous act
Leadership of the United Church of Christ in Nations known as HEKAN said that the killing of the retired four-star general who dedicated his lifetime to the service of his country and the attack on two communities in Birnin Magaji in Zamfara State by suspected armed bandits that have also claimed over twenty lives as a slap on Nigeria’s security outfits
He said the increasing rate of killings and kidnapping in the country is a thing that needs to be tackled without delay
Kiri also tasked security agencies in the country to rise to the occasion by unmasking the assailants and bringing them to justice.
“The killing of Alex Badeh by unknown gunmen and the recent attack on two communities in Zamfara State is quite unfortunate and terrible”
“I appeal to security agencies to work together and unmask those involved in the heinous crime that led to the death of the retired Defence Chief”
“Our country is being bedeviled by one manner of killings, attack and abductions or the other, We never knew that it would deteriorate to a level where a former Chief of Defence Staff would be murdered in such a gruesome manner,” the cleric lamented.
“It is my prayer and that the almighty God will give the family the fortitude to bear this loss”.
HEKAN Church also commiserated with the government and good people of Adamawa and Zamfara states over the killing of the retired four-star General and others who were also murdered by suspected armed Bandits in Zamfara.
It would be recalled that the former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh was killed along Keffi- Abuja road by yet to be identified gunmen and a group of armed bandits attacked some villagers of Gidan Halilu Village in Billashe district of Birnin Magaji LGA in Zamfara state leaving many dead.