Sun. Sep 27th, 2020

Nigerian Army Kills Two Of Gana’s Gang Members

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said they killed two armed militias
linked to late Benue gang leader, Terwase Akwaza widely known as Gana.

The disclosure was made in a statement by Coordinator of Defence Media
Operations, John Eneche.

The statement reads, “Following actionable intelligence on the
possible hideout of remnants of late Gana’s militia elements around
Adu General Area in Chanchanji Council ward of Takum Local Government
Area of Taraba State, troops of Sector 2 deployed at Gbise in Katsina
Ala Local Government Area of Benue State in conjunction with troops of
Sector 4 conducted a joint dawn raid operation on the identified
hideout at Adu.

“In the course of the operation, troops had contact with the armed
militias who fired at troops as they closed in on their position.
Troops swiftly responded, forcing the bandits to flee the camp in
disarray into the surrounding forest. In the course of the encounter,
two armed militias were neutralized. Also, two locally made pistols
were recovered from the bandits.

“Thereafter, troops carried out a raid on another identified armed
bandit’s hideout at Chanchanji in Takum Local Government Area of
Taraba State and Sai in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue
State during which three suspects namely Saalu Igbua Terlumun,
Benjamin Valentine and Milton Gbegi were arrested at Sai while Isaac
Hilega aka Bawasa and Godwin Terwase were arrested at Chanchanji. The
troops combed the hideouts leading to the recovery of 16 handsets,
charms and some substances suspected to be Indian hemp. The suspects
are currently undergoing preliminary investigation after which they
will be handed over to the police for further action.”

Gana was killed last week by the military while on his way to accept
an amnesty by the Benue State Government.

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