Wanted militia leader, Terwase Akwaza 'Gana' was arrested by soldiers while on his way to surrender - Governor Ortom
Governor Samue Ortom of Benue State has revealed that the most wanted criminal in the state he governs, Terwase Akwaza 'Gana' was intercepted by soldiers while on his way to surrender.
The Benue State Governor said this while receiving some repentant criminals in the state on Tuesday September 8. Ortom who wondered why the army will arrest Gana even when they know about the state government’s amnesty programme, said he got a call about Gana's interception and immediately reached out to the army authorities.
The Governor said;
“It was around 4pm when we were waiting for the repentant militias that I received a call that Gana and others have been arrested close to Yandev roundabout in Gboko by soldiers.
“Many of the repentant militias had weapons in which they were bringing to surrender to us. The process of the amnesty programme was known to the security operatives, so I don’t know why they have to be arrested.
“Immediately I got the information, I contacted the commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, General Yekini, who told me that they were carrying out an operation and promised to get back to me, so I am still waiting for him.”
Military officials howeve told Channels Television that Gana was killed during a gunfire exchange along Gbese-Makurdi road.