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UPDATED: Gunmen kill Ortom’s aide in Jos, Governor reacts

Gunmen have killed Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd) in Jos, Plateau State Capital.

The Nation reports that he was shot in the chest several times by gunmen on Tuesday.


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 .

Meanwhile,  Ortom  has condemned the assassination, describing  the death as a huge blow to his administration and the entire state.

Reacting to the murder on Wednesday, the governor lamented that the retired AIG was very active even in retirement.

He said it was painful that he was gunned down in such a gruesome manner.

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“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.”

Ortom said insecurity had bedevilled the North East, North West and North Central, South South, South East, South West, and called on security agencies to find the killers of his aide.

He sympathized with the family, friends and former colleagues of the deceased and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.



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