Gana: Army confirms killing
Benue most wanted criminal,
The Nigeria Army has confirmed the killing of
Terwase Akwaza, the most wanted criminal in
Akwaza, who is popularly known as Gana, was
killed during a gunbattle with military men along
Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road, on Tuesday.
Confirming the incident, the Commander, 4
Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa State,
Maj. -Gen. Moundhey Ali, said the military men
gunned Gana down at a roadblock mounted by the
soldiers, OMSNES reports.
Speaking with reporters, Ali said that 40 armed
members of Gana’s gang were also captured
during the operation.
The Commander disclosed that several rifles,
pump action guns, ammunition, charms and
explosives, among other items were recovered
from the gang.
He said Gana’s corpse has been deposited in an
undisclosed hospital mortuary.
According to Ali: “At about 12:00 hours today
(Tuesday), we received strategic information on
the movement of the dreaded bandit Terwase Akwaza Agbadu AKA Gana along Gbese-Gboko-
Makurdi road Troops of Operation ‘Ayem Akpatuma III’ moved
swiftly and mounted snap roadblocks along the
routes. At about 13:00 hours, there was a meeting engagement with the convoy of Gana, a shoot out
ensued and the bandit was killed.”
Gana had earlier surrendered to the Benue State government following an amnesty programme
extended to criminals.
The once notorious criminal met his death while being conveyed to the State Government House in
Makurdi from Katsina-Ala Local Government Area
of the State, where the State Governor, Samuel
Ortom would have received him.