Governor Ortom’s security adviser killed in Jos

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The Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Security, Christopher Dega was on Wednesday, shot dead.

Dega, a retired police officer, was killed in neighbouring Plateau State’s capital, Jos.

Before his retirement from the police, Mr Dega had served as commissioner of police in Borno and Edo states.

Dega’s killing occurred few days after the murder of a former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak.

Gulak, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was shot dead on Saturday night by some gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.

Reacting to the killing of his aide, Ortom described it as a huge blow to his administration.

“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 stated.

He stressed that insecurity has covered the North East, North West and North Central, South-South, South East, South West of Nigeria and called on the security agencies to find the killers of his aide.

Christopher Dega

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