A Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (AIG) and Principal Senior Special Assistant on Special Security to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Christopher Dega has been assassinated by gunmen in Jos, capital of Plateau state.
According to reports ex-AIG, Dega Chris was shot in the chest several times until he bled to death.
Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the incident noting that it occurred on Monday night a few minutes after the victim arrived in Jos.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Edward Egbuka said preliminary investigation revealed that the Retired Assistant Commissioner who left Makurdi was trailed to Jos where he was shot.
He said the incident occurred at Anguldi area of Bukuru in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State at about 8:30 pm on Monday
According to him, some suspects connected to the murder have been arrested and are in police custody while investigations are ongoing to fish out perpetrators.