- Gana's controversial killing is still generating a ripple of controversy
- Jukun youths have commended the Nigerian troops for killing the Benue's most wanted crime lord
- Earlier, Tiv youths raised an eyebrow against Gana's death saying the notorious criminal should not have been killed after opting for amnesty
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The controversy trailing the death of Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana has taken a new dimension as some Benue youths under the auspice of Federation of Jukun Youths (FJY) commended the military for killing the notorious criminal.
In a statement signed by the body's national president, Agbujoro Agya Agbujoro, the youths said the death of Gana is a big victory in the fight against insecurity in Benue state.
Agbujoro described the criminal's death as "far-reaching success", wondering why Tiv youths were disgruntled by the death of Gana.
He further stated that over the last seven years, Gana, apart from bringing the reputation of Benue into the mud, has orchestrated the abduction of over 300 people.
Agbujoro said anybody criticising the killing of the criminal is not working in the collective interest of Benue state to get rid of criminals.
"As far as we are concerned, Terwase Agwaza’s killing was a far-reaching success in the fight against banditry, kidnapping and terrorism in the country," FJY president said.
Legit.ng recalls that Gana was killed by the operatives of the Nigerian military on September 8.
The notorious criminal met his waterloo and was subsequently annihilated three years after Governor Ortom-led government placed a N10 million bounty on information that could lead to his arrest.
Brigadier-General Maude Ali Gadzama, commander of the Four Special Forces Command of the Nigerian Army in Doma local government area of Nasarawa state, confirmed Gana's killing.
Meanwhile, Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, disclosed that the killing of Gana has made repentant youths feel betrayed in the amnesty programme of the state government.
The governor made this known during the security council meeting which also had in attendance political, traditional, religious and community leaders from the Sankera axis of the state.
Ortom, who noted that Gana's death has caused apprehension, also charged the military to "ensure that they take positions in the communities that will give confidence to the people and also protect lives and property of the people."
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