THE Nigeria Army has confirmed the killing of dreaded militia leader, Terwase Agwaza (alias Gana) in Benue State.
Gana and 172 others were reported to have been granted amnesty by Governor Samuel Ortom and were on their way to meet the governor when their vehicle was intercepted by the Army.
The Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Maj. Gen. Moundhey Ali, however, said on Tuesday that Gana was killed at a roadblock mounted by the Army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following exchange of gunfire.
According to Ali, “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.”
Gana had earlier surrendered and was pardoned by the state government before his relationship with the government soured and took up arms.
He has been accused of several crimes, including the killing of Denen Igbana, an aide to Ortom.