Ortom, military on warpath over killing of criminal gang leader, Terwase Agwaza in Benue

Ortom, military on warpath over killing of criminal gang leader, Terwase Agwaza in Benue

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The Nigerian military and Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom seem to be on collision cause over the circumstance that led to the killing of a notorious armed militia gang, Terwase Agwaza on Tuesday.

TERWASE AGWAZA

Agwaza also known as Gana, according to the military, was killed during a fight in with men of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS).

But, the Governor insisted that military snatched him from the convoy of repentant militants.

He said that the wanted criminal surrendered in Katsina-Ala township stadium in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue North.

Recall that a bounty of N10m was recently placed on Gana, after he was declared wanted.

Gana reportedly formed  his own gang after he fell out with another notorious gang leader operating in Ukum,  Logo and Katsina  Ala axis.

The hoodlum held swell in criminal activities Katsina Ala – Zakibiam road.

There was jubilation in Zakibiam,  the famous yam town  as traders took to streets and celebrated his killing .

Some assorted arms and ammunition were recovered from him.

But, the development has heightened tension in the State, amid fear of reprisal from members of his gang who had indicated interest to embrace the amnesty programme.

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