Group commends Nigerian troops over Gana's killing

Group commends Nigerian troops over Gana's killing

- The Benue Good Governance Crusade (BGGC) has hailed the military for the killing of Terwase Akwaza

- The group said the killing of Akwaza who is popularly known as Gana signifies an end to terror in Benue state

- According to the group, the job the Nigerian military is not yet completed despite the death of Gana

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Troops of the Nigerian military has been commended for the killing of Benue's most-notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as 'Gana'.

The commendation was given to the Nigerian military by the Benue Good Governance Crusade (BGGC) on Thursday, September 10,.

BGGC's president, Boniface Terkula, in a press statement made available to said the killing of Gana by the military represents an end to the reign of terror in Nigeria's middle belt region.

Terkula further urged troops of the Operation Ayem Akpatuma who carried out the attack on Gana and his convoy to be mindful of the fact that their job is not yet complete.

Urging the military to take into consideration that the remnant of the terror group might have taken to their heels, Terkula warned that some of them could be hiding among civilian population should call for more action.

Group commends Nigerian troops over Gana's killing
The group said the killing of Gana is an end to terror in the state. Photo credit: Daily Post
Source: UGC

The BGGC suggested that many of the killings perpetrated by Gana and his colleagues were staged to have ethnic colouration such that even more lives are lost in their aftermath of the attack.

Terkula also said: "We are aware that Gana staged a similar embrace of amnesty at the Benue State Government House in 2015 when he and his fighters turned in as many as 200 AK-47 rifles and other guns."

He also called for a thorough investigation into the different unrelated accounts of how Gana met his end in order to get a closure as to what really happened.

"We further appeal to political, religious and traditional leaders in Benue state not to comment on Gana’s demise in a manner that idolizes him and become rallying cries for his militants since the state will pay dearly for such indiscretion," Terkula said.

Meanwhile, previously reported that Gana was killed by troops of the Nigerian military a day after he surrendered to the Benue state government.

Witnesses said the notorious militia leader was dragged out of a Benue state government's convoy by the troops and killed along side some of his gang members.

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According to the witness report the incident occurred on Gana's way to accept an amnesty deal offered by the state government.

Also, a former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, has condemned the killing of the most popular Benue militia leader by troops of the Nigerian military.

Suswam said the killing of Gana would defy the state every opportunity to learn the crime structure in Benue and its environs.

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