Terwase Agwaza popularly known as Gana, a wanted criminal gang leader in Benue state, Northcentral Nigeria, has been killed by the military.
NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the murder of the Wanted Benue Gang leader came to embrace amnesty programme in Katsina-Ala township stadium in Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue North senatorial zone on Tuesday, September 8 after 4 years of hiding.
NewsOnline Nigeria recalls that before he surrendered, a bounty of N10m had been placed on the gang leader declared wanted years ago. That was the second time he was giving up himself after surrendering catchment of arms and ammunition to Benue amnesty programme of Governor Samuel Ortom, which he granted to restive youths in his first tenure.
While the military said Gana was killed in a gun battle with operatives, Governor Sam Ortom alleged that the wanted Benue gang leader was seized from a convoy of repentant militants on its way to the Government House for a peace meeting.
Giving an update on the development, Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama, the Commander of the Four Special Forces command, Doma local government area, confirmed Gana was gunned down in a battle with operatives.
However, Governor Ortom accused soldiers of abducting Gana from a Government convoy of repentant militants in Gboko after the wanted Benue gang leader had earlier surrendered on Tuesday with 172 militia boys in Katsina-Ala local government in Benue.
It was learned that Gana and 172 militia boys were on their way to Makurdi when they were intercepted by military officials, Ortom alleged.