- The wife of Terwase Akwaza, better known as Gana, is opening up after the death of her husband
- Wantor Akwa said the notorious gang leader wanted to work for God before he was killed
- Gana's wife told journalists that her husband only came out of hiding because of former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam
Following the death of Benue's notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana, his wife Wantor Akwa has revealed that before her husband was killed he wanted to work for God.
Recall that the militia gang leader was killed by operatives of the Nigerian military on Tuesday, September 8, in an exchange of gunfire.
In a report by TheCable, Wantor, who is one of the five widows of Gana said her husband was on his way to finalise the Benue state government's amnesty programme before his unfortunate demise.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, September 10, Gana's wife said the militia leader wanted to be free and only came out of hiding because of former Benue governor, Gabriel Suswam.
Suswam, a senator representing Benue north-east, had told Gana that he was involved in the peace deal.
According to her, Gana was not going to come out of hiding for the amnesty programme if he did not see Suswam.
She went on to note that her husband was tired of the life he was living and decided to go for the amnesty.
Wantor added that Gana had worked for too long and wanted to be a changed man.
Meanwhile, the Benue state senator on Wednesday, September 9, condemned Gana's killing.
Speaking on the development, Suswam said the security operatives have not learnt lessons from the killing of Mohammed Yusuf, founder of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
Suswam said by killing Gana, the opportunity to learn “vital lessons” about the structure of crime in the state has been lost.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom disclosed the circumstances surrounding the killing of Gana, who was reported to be the most wanted criminal in the state.
Ortom told journalists on Tuesday, September 8, that Gana was intercepted by the army on his way to surrender to the state government’s amnesty programme.
According to the governor, he was waiting for the arrival of some militants who wanted to surrender when he got a call that Gana had been arrested by soldiers close to Yandev roundabout in Gboko.
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