By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is alarmed by the gruesome murder of the Senior Special Adviser on Security to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd) by gunmen in Jos, Plateau state capital yesterday.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, condemned, in very strong terms, the murder of AIG Dega (rtd).
The main opposition party described the murder as barbaric as well as ominous, given the recent attempts on the life of Governor Ortom by terrorists and bandits, marauding various parts of Benue state.
The party described the slain Dega as a very patriotic Nigerian and dutiful aide, who gave his all i”n the service of our dear fatherland and his home state, Benue”.
The PDP therefore charged the police to immediately go into action and follow the leads to apprehend and bring the assailants and their backers to justice.
The party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “end his lethargic approach to security matters and take decisive steps to end the activities of terrorists, bandits and vandals, who have been emboldened by his administration’s body language and overt failure”.
The PDP commiserated with Governor Ortom, the Dega family as well as the government and people of Benue state and prayed God to give all the fortitude to bear “this sad episode in our national life”.