The killing of Terwase Akwaza alias Gana has garnered no little controversy at the least. While the Military has embraced the move as a victory over insecurity in that region, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom has countered it as a step backward in fighting insecurity.
It had been alleged that Gana and his camp were on their way to embrace the most-sought amnesty offered by the state government when he was dragged out of the government convoy and conveyed to where he would ultimately be killed.
In another twist, SaharaRepoters has allegedly uncovered the real reason Nigerian military killed a wanted militant in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza widely known as Gana, on Tuesday.
Said to be the most wanted criminal in the state, Gana was eliminated to prevent him from implicating top politicians sponsoring his activities.
A former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, is said to be one of Gana’s main sponsors, military sources confided in SaharaReporters
The sources also disclosed that the late militant was also close to some top military officers in the country and was therefore killed to conceal these facts.
Recall that Suswam was arrested in 2017 by the Department of State Services for illegal possession of firearms following a raid on his Abuja residence.
The DSS claimed a pistol with two magazines and 29 rounds of ammunition were recovered from him.
Meanwhile, The Defence headquarters has refused to speak on the killing of a notorious militia leader in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, by the military on Tuesday, Punch News reports.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said he would not take issues with the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and other political leaders who had condemned the incident.