Benue gang leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in Benue state, northcentral Nigeria, Was Killed by the operation AYEM APKATUMA III of the Nigerian Army, upon reveal. The report of the notorious gang leader, came after he surrendered for the immunity program in Katsina-Ala township stadium in Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue senatorial zone on Tuesday, September 8.
Before he surrendered, prize money of N10m had been placed on the gang leader listed wanted years ago. That was the second time he was giving up himself after surrendering catchment of arms and ammunition to the Benue amnesty program of Governor Samuel Ortom, which he granted to restive youths in his first tenure.
Addressing newsmen on Tuesday night in Doma LGA of Nasarawa state, headquarters of the 4 Special Forces Command where the lifeless body of Gana was paraded, the Commandant, Major General Moundhey Gadzama Ali said: “I invited you this evening to witness another breakthrough by troops on operation AYEM APKATUMA III
“At about 1200hrs today, we received strategic information on the movement of the dreaded bandit named Terwase Akwaza Agbadu AKA Gana along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road
“Troops on operation AYEM APKATUMA III moved swiftly and mounted snap roadblocks along routs at 1300hrs, there was a meeting engagement with the convoy of the dreaded bandit AKA Gana
“A shot out ensured and he was killed. During the search, the following were recovered, Qty 5 AK 47,Qty 1 FN rifle, Qty 2 Beretta pistol, Qty3 pump action guns, Qty 1 locally fabricated submachine, Qty 10 Dane gun, Qty 19 browsing pistols, Qty 35 fabricated revolver pistols, and Qty 2 fabricated mortars.”
“Other ammunition recovered, according to him, include Qty 766 rounds of 7.62mm special, Qty 27.9mm rounds, Qty 26.pump action cartridge