A Retired Assistant Inspector General of Police and the Principal Senior Special Assistant on Special Security to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has been killed by gunmen in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
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.
Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka said that preliminary investigation revealed that the Retired AIG 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.
Dega before his retirement from the police served as Commissioner of police in Borno and Edo states.
He hailed from Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.