Finally, troops eliminate Gana, the notorious Benue militia leader

By Daniel Tyokua, with agency reports

Respite would have come to Nigerians following reports that a special Force of the Nigerian Army has eliminated the notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in Benue State.

According to credible online medium, PRNigeria, Gana was declared wanted by the Nigerian police for reportedly killing several innocent Nigerians, including Governor Samuel Ortom’s Special Assistant on Special Security, Denen Igbana and some Catholic priests in the area.

The Benue State Government had at a time placed a N10 million bounty on him.

The late Gana was so notorious that he was said to be the mastermind of murderous activities of criminal gangs in the axis known as Sankera geo–political zone, comprising of Ukum, Logo and Katsina Ala Local Government Areas, and the entire Benue Zone A senatorial axis.

An intelligence officer had according to PRNigeria, earlier yesterday (Tuesday September 9), informed that before Gana met his Waterloo, he was sighted around the Katsina-Ala Township Stadium in Benue North, claiming that he wanted to surrender again for an amnesty out together by the state government for repentant criminals.

Agency reports showed thay Gana had reportedly surrendered and handed over a large catchment of arms and ammunitions to the Benue State Amnesty Programme put together by Governor Samuel Ortom in 2015, and was subsequently pardoned but unfortunately, later went back to his criminal activities.

While Benue State remained one of the most volatile states, being harangued by all manner of bandits and kidnappers, there had been evidence that majority of the crimes in the area and the entire North Central, are being carried out by criminal herdsmen, Gana’s boys and some other criminals.

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