Unknown gunmen have killed the senior special assistant (SSA) on security to Benue governor Samuel Ortom.
AIG Christopher Dega (retd) was killed in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
Dega was shot in the chest several times by the gunmen on Tuesday, The Nation reported.
Dega was in the Nigeria Police Force and was twice Commissioner of Police in Borno and Edo states.
He hailed from Katsina Ala local government area of Benue.
In March, Ortom cried out that he escaped an assassination attempt on his life as he fled gunmen who attacked him on his farm.
Ortom had been on an inspection visit to his farm at Tyomu community in the state when suspected herdsmen opened fire on him and his aides.