Gunmen have killed Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom’s Senior Special Assistant on Security, Christopher Dega, in Jos, Plateau State Capital.
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).
“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.
“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.”