Assassins have struck again in Benue State, this time killing Christopher Dega, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police and special adviser on security to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom.
Dega, a retired police officer, was killed in Jos, Ortom’s spokesman Terver Akase confirmed.
Before his retirement from the police, Dega served as commissioner of police in Borno and Edo states.
Reports said he was shot in the chest several times by gunmen on Tuesday. He hailed from Katsina Ala Local Government Area in Benue State .
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.