- Youths under the aegis Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) have called on Senator Gabriel Suswam to withdraw his sympathy over the death of Terwase Akwaza
- The Benue youth youths said Suswam's remarks mourning Akwaza popularly known as Gana is disappointing
- According to the group, Sankera region of the state was worst hit by Gana's criminal escapades in Benue
Some Benue state youths have condemned the reaction of a former governor of the state, Gabriel Suswam, over the killing of Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana.
The youths under the aegis of the Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) urged Suswam, the senator representing Benue North East in the National Assembly to withdraw his statement on the killing of the state's notorious militia leader.
Sankera consists of three of the seven local government areas which makes up the senatorial district which Suswam represents.
A statement by SYF's interim president, Mark Orshi, said Suswam's remarks mourning Gana pierced their hearts with a poisonous arrow and desecrated the graves of innocent souls the militia leader gunned down.
Orshi also said Sankera was the worst hit by Gana's terror and criminal activities in the state.
Expressing his disappointment over the former governor's remarks, Orshi said the group finds it unbelievable that Suswam would ignore the blood of the innocent souls whose lives were brutally cut short by Gana to mourn his death.
"For Suswam to dare publicly mourn the death of Gana in the hands of Soldiers in the jungle; fault the manner of his death and attempt to question security agents on procedural errors of law, undermines his status as leader and comes as a slap on the faces of the people," Orshi said.
He also said that Gana's life is not more important than the troops whom he engaged before he was killed.
"The families of innocent citizens in Taraba, Nasarawa and Benue states whose blood was used as wine and their bodies as bread by Gana and his armed foot soldiers would be appalled that anybody would show uncommon sympathy to their worst tormentor," he added.
The group further urged the lawmaker to retract the "obnoxious public statement with an apology".
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Benue's most popular gang leader, Gana, was killed by some troops of the Nigerian military on Tuesday, September 8.
Gana, reports said, was killed while in a Benue state government's convoy on his way to accept an amnesty deal.
Some of his gang members were also said to have escaped during the operation by troops of the Nigerian military.
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In other news, a widow to the late militia leader, Wantor Akwa, said Gana had made up his mind to stop all criminal activities.
Akwa said her husband had also committed to doing God's work and wanted to live a changed life before he was killed.
She said Gana only accept to the amnesty because former Benue state governor Suswam was involved in the process of securing the deal.
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