Murder of my security aide, Christopher Dega painful – Gov Ortom

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has condemned the assassination of his Senior Special Assistant on Security, retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Christopher Dega.

Ortom described the death as a huge blow to his administration and the entire state.

Gunmen on Tuesday shot dead Christopher Dega.

He was murdered by unknown gunmen in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

Speaking to newsmen at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, 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.

“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 stressed that 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.