The Nigeria Army has confirmed the killing of Mr. Terwase Akwaza, alias “Gana,” the ‘most wanted criminal’ in Benue state.
According to Vanguard News, the Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Maj. -Gen. Moundhey Ali told newsmen on Tuesday that Gana was killed at a roadblock mounted by the Army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following an exchange of gunfire.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Benue state government had in 2015 granted amnesty to over 500 persons including Gana, who were terrorising parts of Benue and Taraba states, but most of them relapsed into criminality.
Gana was later in 2017, declared wanted by the Police while the Benue state government placed an N10 million bounty on him. According to Ali, the army has recorded another breakthrough in their efforts to rid the country of the activities of bandits, terrorists, and other criminal elements.