Nigerian Military Reveals Details Of How Wanted Benue Gang Leader Gana Was Killed

Gana, the wanted Benue gang leader was killed on Tuesday.

NewsOne Nigeria reports that the operation AYEM APKATUMA III of the Nigerian military has explained how it killed Gana, the wanted Benue gang leader, whose real name is Terwase Akwaza in Benue state, northcentral Nigeria.

The explanation by the military is coming after had NewsOne Nigeria Gana was killed by the military after he surrendered for the amnesty programme in Katsina-Ala township stadium in Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue North senatorial zone on Tuesday, September 8.

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.

Addressing reporters on Tuesday night in Doma LGA of Nasarawa state, headquarters of the 4 Special Forces Command where the lifeless body of the wanted 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.

See graphic photos of dead Gana

“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 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

Major General added that Qty1. Machine, Qty2 waist charms, Qty2.finger ring charms and Qty2 fabricated improvised explosives were also recovered from Gana before his death, adding that 40 of Gana’s men have been captured in the operation and under custody to be handed over to the civil authorities for prosecution.

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