Ortom’s aide shot dead in Jos

Samuel Ortom

Christopher Dega, the senior special assistant on security to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has been shot dead in Jos, Plateau State capital, police have said.

Mr Dega, a two-time commissioner of police, was reportedly shot in the chest several times on Tuesday.

Spokesman of the police in Plateau Ubah Ogaba confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement read, “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.

“He arrived at Jos from Makurdi on the same date at about 1930hrs. Some suspects have been arrested. Meanwhile, the investigation is ongoing.”