A Senior Special Assistant to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom on Security, Christopher Dega, has been shot dead by bandits.
According to report, Dega, a retired police officer, was killed in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
Although the full details of the killing were not available at the time of this report, Mr Dega was confirmed dead by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase.
Mr Akase, who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday, promised to send the governor’s reaction shortly.
Before his retirement from the police, Mr Dega had served as commissioner of police in Borno and Edo states.
Mr Dega’s killing occurred few days after the murder of a former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak.