- Kamaor Fachii, the deputy of the late gang leader Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana has been nabbed
- The suspect was arrested by the troops of the Nigerian army in Nasarawa state
- Arms and ammunition, military uniforms, charms among others were recovered from Fachii
The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of Kumaor Fachii, alias commandant, who was the deputy to the late notorious militia leader in Benue state, Terwase Akwaza popularly known by his pseudonym Gana.
In a report by Daily Trust, Fachii was paraded in Doma by Major General Ali Gadzama Mounde the Commander of 4th Special Forces, Doma Local Government of Nasarawa state.
According to Mounde, the suspect was arrested in his girlfriend’s house in Agbi village, Katsina-Ala local government area of Benue State.
“We have arrested Gana’s deputy commander, this is Kumour Fachii, alias commandant, the second in command of Gana, that has inherited his magic.”
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Items recovered from the paraded suspect include arms and ammunition, three locally-made rocket launchers, military uniforms, charms among others.
Fachii speaking after his arrest explained that though he is a member of Gana's group, his not the late notorious criminal's deputy.
The suspect confessed that he joined the gang back in 2018 and has abducted many people. He went on to note that Gana handed over to his own brother called Azonto.
Recall that the notorious militia leader in Benue state, Gana was killed by the operatives of the Nigerian military.
Gana met his waterloo and was subsequently annihilated on Tuesday, September 8, three years after Governor Samuel Ortom-led government placed a N10 million bounty on information that could lead to the capture of the gang leader.
In a related development, the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has 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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