Tuesday, August 3, 2021

JUST IN: Gunmen kill Ortom’s security aide, retired AIG Dega

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Gunmen have killed Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom’s Senior Special Assistant on Security, Christopher Dega, in Jos, Plateau State Capital.

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Mr Dega, a retired police AIG, was shot in the chest several times on Tuesday, The Nation learnt.

The governor’s security aide was a two-time Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo States.

He hailed from Katsina-Ala local government area in Benue state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The Plateau State Police Command on a sad note received an ugly report of the death of AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd).

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“On 31/05/2021 at about 2030hrs, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd) was shot dead by three yet to be identified gunmen in an isolated restaurant at Bukuru, Jos.

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“From the investigation so far, it appeared that he was trailed and shot.

“He arrived at Jos from Makurdi on the same date at about 1930hrs.

“Some suspects have been arrested. Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.”

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