Army- He Was Killed in a Shootout With Soldiers
Benue Governor- No, he was Abducted from Govt Custody by Soldiers and Killed after he Surrendered with his Boys.
Controversy is trailing the killing of notorious kidnapper and murderer in Benue State,
Terwase Akwaza, popularly called The Nigerian Army has Gana.
While the State Governor claimed he was killed by soldiers after laying down his arms alongside his boys on Tuesday, the Army said he was killed in a shootout with soldiers.
The killling was confirmed by the Commander of the Four Special Forces command, Doma Local Government Area, Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama on Tuesday .
Gadzama revealed Gana was killed that evening in a firefight with military personnel.
However, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said soldiers snatched Gana from a Government Convoy of repentant militants in Gboko.
Earlier on Tuesday, Gana, along with 172 militia boys, had reportedly surrendered amid traditional rulers, priests, and local government officials in Katsina-Ala local government in Benue.
They were on their way to Makurdi when they were intercepted by military officials, Ortom said.
In 2015, Gana was offered an amnesty but returned to his alleged criminal activities.
In 2017, the Nigerian police declared Gana wanted after he was alleged to have killed “several innocent persons”.
The Benue State Government, at the time, placed a N10 million naira bounty on him.