The Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Maj. -Gen. Moundhey Ali, told newsmen on Tuesday that Mr Terwase Akwaza, alias “Gana,” the ‘most wanted criminal’ in Benue state was killed along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following an exchange of gunfire.
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 fell back into criminality.
Gana who was later in 2017, declared wanted by the Police was placed a N10 million bounty by the Benue State Government.
The Nigeria Army who confirmed the killing said, “About 12:00 hours on 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 roadblocks along the routes.
“At about 13:00 hours, there was an engagement with the convoy of Gana, a shoot out ensued and the bandit was killed.”
The Commander also said that 40 armed members of Gana’s gang who were captured during the operation are in the Army custody and would be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution.
He said Gana’s corpse had been deposited in a hospital mortuary which he did not disclose and several rifles, pump-action guns, ammunition, charms, and explosives among other items were recovered from the gang.