Christopher Dega, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and special adviser on security to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, has been shot dead.
Dega, a retired police officer, was killed in Jos, the Plateau State capital, Ortom’s spokesman Terver Akase confirmed.
Before his retirement from the police, Dega had served as commissioner of police in Borno and Edo states.
Reports said he was shot in the chest several times by gunmen on Tuesday.
AIG Dega was twice Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo States.
He hailed from Katsina Ala Local Government Area in Benue State .
Dega’s killing occurred few days after the murder of a former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak.
Gulak, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was shot dead on Saturday night by some gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.