– The assassination of Christopher Dega, a top security aide of the Benue state governor has come as a surprise to Nigerians
– The Plateau state police command has given details about the circumstances surrounding the killing and the investigation into the incident
– The killing of the officials has added to the concerns expressed by Nigerians about the insecurity in the northeast, northwest, and north-central parts of the country
Jos, Plateau state – The police have disclosed that Christopher Dega, a senior special assistant on security to Governor Samuel Ortom was trailed and shot to death by three assailants in an isolated restaurant at Bukuru, Jos.
Ogaba explained that the deceased who was a retired Assistant Inspector General (AIG) was assassinated on May 31, at about 8.30pm.
The police said:
“He was shot dead by three yet to be identified gunmen in an isolated restaurant at Bukuru, Jos.
“He arrived in Jos from Makurdi on the same date at about 7:30 p.m.
“From the investigation so far, it appeared that he was trailed and later shot.”
According to The Tribune, the spokesperson stated that some suspects in connection with the murder had been arrested, noting that investigation into the occurrence is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi on Tuesday, on June 1, asked the Benue government to establish its own security outfit, considering the spates of killings in the state.
Umahi made the suggestion at the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital 2, Abakaliki when he visited victims of the recent killings in both Benue and Ebonyi states.
According to Umahi, the Benue government exhibited the height of irresponsibility when it went on air and announced it didn’t know whether victims of the attacks were from Ebonyi or Benue states.
In another news, the police have announced the arrest of 10 suspects allegedly involved in the failed attack on the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, announced the arrest on Thursday, May 27 at a press briefing monitored by Legit.ng at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.