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Police confirm killing of Gov Ortom’s security aide

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Secu...


The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (Rtd) by gunmen.

It was reported that the governor’s aide was murdered by unknown gunmen in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

The confirmation was contained in a statement issued and made available to newsmen 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.”

Similarly, when contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the unfortunate incident.

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