Gunmen have killed Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd) in Jos, Plateau State Capital.
Glamtush learnt he was shot in the chest several times by gunmen on Tuesday.
The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Dega.
The confirmation was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Plateau State’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ubah Gabriel Obaba.
According to the PPRO, the command has arrested some suspects in connection with the crime.
The statement reads, “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.”
AIG Dega had a brilliant career in the Nigerian Police Force and was twice Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo States.
He hailed from Katsina Ala local government area in Benue state.