“Gana”, most wanted gang leader in Benue feared killed



There were strong feelers Tuesday night that Terwase Agwaza (alias Gana), the most wanted criminal gang leader in Benue might have been killed.

This came hours after “Gana” reportedly surrendered at the Katsina – Ala Township Stadium in response to the latest amnesty programme announced by the state government.

A reward of N10 million had earlier been announced by the government for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of “Gana” who was first granted amnesty by the Ortom Administration a few years back.

Information about how and who finally killed him remained sketchy at the time of this report, but a source within the state suggested that this might have happened after “Gana” turned himself in with a catche of arms in Katsina-Ala.

He was said to be on his way to Makurdi where Governor Samuel Ortom was said to be waiting to receive him at the Government House.

It was not immediately clear at what point he was gunned down and in what circumstances.

Police and military authorities in Benue state could not be immediately reached for confirmation, but the State Governor, Samuel Ortom said on Channels TV 10 pm news on Tuesday that the military had yet to brief him.

Ortom said that Gana and his gang had surrendered their arms and were said to be heading to Makurdi to brief the state government on the disarmament and  deradicalisation programme as well as to seal their amnesty deal.

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