In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Stunning Story How Benue Warlord, Gana, Was Dragged Out Of Authorities Convoy And Killed

Shocking Story How Benue Warlord, Gana, Was Dragged Out Of Government Convoy And Killed

Benue State, Terwase Akwaza



Extra info on Wednesday emerged about how a infamous militia chief in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, was killed by the navy on Tuesday regardless of embracing amnesty.


A group chief, who confided in one in all our correspondents in Makurdi, the state capital, mentioned Gana was in a authorities convoy when he was dragged out of a automotive by troopers at a checkpoint in Gbitse, close to Yandev roundabout within the Gboko Native Authorities Space of the state.


The group chief mentioned the militia chief was thrown right into a navy car and pushed away.


The Commander of Operation Ayem A Kpatuma, Main Common Ali Gadzama, had on Tuesday advised Channels Tv that Gana was killed in a gun battle with troopers.


Nevertheless it was gathered that the militia chief had between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday on the Katsina-Ala Stadium within the presence of distinguished indigenes of the Sankera District of the state, together with the First Class Chief of the realm, His Royal Highness, Abu Shuluwa, embraced amnesty.


The Sankera zone consisting of Emblem, Katsina-Ala and Ukum native authorities areas has been the worst hit by the actions of Gana and his gang since 2009.


The militia chief and others had within the state Authorities Home in 2015 surrendered no fewer than 200 weapons together with AK-47 rifles.


However the peace transfer was thwarted after the killing of the Senior Particular Assistant to the state Governor on Safety, Denen Igbane, in 2016. After the incident, the militia chief went again to the bush.

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The group chief, who confided in The PUNCH, mentioned the most recent peace transfer efforts had been initiated by some distinguished indigenes, who urged Gana to drop arms and embrace peace.


The supply mentioned, “He (Gana) really got here out due to the peace of mind given by the distinguished indigenes and conventional rulers and he was not armed when he was dragged out of the automotive and brought away to be killed.

“The militia chief sat in-between the Chairman of the Katsina-Ala Native Authorities Space, Alfred Atera, and a priest in one of many vehicles within the authorities convoy.”


In keeping with the supply, the convoy was stopped by troopers at a checkpoint in Gbitse on its technique to Makurdi.


He acknowledged, “As quickly as we acquired to the navy checkpoint, some troopers who noticed Gana needed to pull down the priest, drag Gana into their ready car and zoom off.”


Rigidity as fears of reprisal grip Benue communities


In the meantime, there have been fears within the Sankera zone on Wednesday as residents thought that members of Gana’s gang may perform assaults on the realm.


A dealer in Katsina-Ala, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned, “We heard that most of the repentant militias who noticed what occurred alongside the highway turned again and so they would possibly seemingly return to the trenches.

“These individuals may even see it as betrayal and need to unleash terror on the individuals on this space.”


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On his half, the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, expressed shock over the arrest and killing of Gana by troopers.


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Additionally, a member of the Home of Representatives for the Emblem, Katsina-Ala and Ukum Constituency, Richard Gbande, expressed concern in regards to the killing of Gana.


Gbande mentioned what transpired on Tuesday amounted to betrayal of belief on the aspect of the individuals of Sankera.


He acknowledged, “The entire thing was like betrayal of belief as a result of the entire conventional rulers within the space had been those who mediated and made it doable for him (Gana) to embrace the amnesty.


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