The Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Maj. -Gen. Moundhey Ali, announced on Tuesday that Terwase Akwaza, AKA Gana, was killed by the Army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following exchange of gunfire.
The Benue state government had granted amnesty to over 500 persons in 2015 including Gana, who were terrorising parts of Benue and Taraba states, but most of themy went back to criminality.
Gana was declared wanted by the Police in 2017 while the Benue state government placed a N10 million bounty on him.
Ali said: “At about 12:00 hours today (Tuesday), we received strategic information on the movement of the dreaded bandit Terwase Akwaza Agbadu AKA Gana along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road.
“Troops of Operation ‘Ayem Akpatuma III’ moved swiftly and mounted snap roadblocks along the routes.
“At about 13:00 hours, there was a meeting engagement with the convoy of Gana, a shoot out ensued and the bandit was killed.”
The Commander also stated that 40 armed members of Gana’s gang were captured during the operation. The captured gang members were in Army custody and would be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution.
Ali also disclosed that several rifles, pump-action guns, ammunition, charms and explosives among other items were recovered from the gang.
He also revealed Gana’s corpse had been deposited in an undisclosed hospital mortuary.