SENIOR Special Assistant to Benue State governor Security, Mr Christopher Dega, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Jos, Plateau State capital. Mr Dega, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, was killed in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, who broke the news to journalists at Benue Peoples House in Makurdi on Wednesday, described the killing of Mr Dega as a huge blow to his administration.
Ortom said the retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, who had also served as Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo states, was very active, even in retirement, saying it was painful that he was gunned down in such a gruesome manner.
“Retired AIG Dega served with me here, and this is someone who has retired but is not tired and was very active. So, for him to have been murdered in the manner they did, a retired AIG gunned down. This is very sad,” the governor stated.
He stressed that insecurity has covered the North-East, North-West, North-Central, South-South, South-East and South-West of Nigeria.
While calling on security agencies to find the killers of his aide, Ortom sympathised with the family, friends and former colleagues of the deceased and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.