From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom has lamented over the gruesome murder of his Senior Special Assistant on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd).
Governor Ortom who made the lamentation in a statement made available to Peoples Daily yesterday, condemned the assassination of his aide as a ‘huge blow’ to his administration and the entire state.
He noted thst the retired AIG was very active even in retirement, saying it was painful that he was gunned down in such a gruesome manner.
“Retired AIG Dega served with me here and this is someone who has retired but is not tired and was very active. So, for him to have been murdered in the manner they did, a retired AIG gunned down. This is very sad,” Governor Ortom stated.
He stressed that insecurity had bedevilled the North East, North West and North Central, South South, South East, South West, and called on security agencies to find killers of his aide.
Governor Ortom sympathized with the family, friends and former colleagues of the deceased and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.
It should be noted that a Police report made available to this medium, said three yet to be identified gunmen shot AIG Dega in an isolated restaurant at Bukuru, Jos
The report indicated that from 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”, the report stated.