Breaking: Ortom Breaks Silence on Assassination of Security Aide

Breaking: Ortom Breaks Silence on Assassination of Security Aide

- Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has mourned the death of his senior special assistant on security, Christopher Dega

- Ortom in a statement on Wednesday, June 2, described Dega's assassination as a huge blow to his administration

- The governor further stated that the retired assistant inspector general of police was very active even in retirement

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Jos, Plateau state - Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has opened up on the death of Christopher Dega, his senior special assistant on security.

Recall that unknown gunmen on Tuesday, June 1, killed Dega who hailed from Katsina-Ala LGA of the state. He was shot in the chest several times in Jos, the capital of Plateau.

Breaking: Ortom breaks silence on assassination of security aide
Governor Ortom has condoled the family and friends of his senior special assistant on security, Christopher Dega. Photo credit: @ortomsamuel
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Ortom in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Wednesday, June 2, described the assassination of his security aide as a huge blow to his administration and the entire state.

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The Governor while speaking to journalists today at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, lamented that the retired assistant inspector general of police was very active even in retirement.

He went on to note that it was very sad a retired AIG was gunned down in such a gruesome manner, adding that Dega was retired but not tired.

While calling on security agencies to find the killers of his aide, Ortom sympathised with the family, friends, and former colleagues of the deceased.

He also stressed that insecurity had bedevilled the northeast, northwest, and northcentral, southsouth, southeast, southwest.

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The commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, through the command's spokesman, Bala Alkana, on Sunday, May 30, noted that knowing the fragile security situation in the state, Gulak did not inform the security agency about his movement.

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Source: Legit.ng

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