Today, September 8th, makes it one year since Benue’s most wanted criminal, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana was killed by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
Gana, who was killed on transit while on his way to the Benue State government house to be granted a second amnesty, had been declared wanted by the state government. A bounty of N50 million was also placed on his head by Governor Samuel Ortom for the murder of the governor’s security adviser, Denen Igbana in 2016.
He had also been on the wanted list of the Nigerian military for various acts of terrorism, killings, armed robbery and other dangerous crimes in the Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba axis of the country.
While the Nigerian Army claimed that he was killed in a gun duel with soldiers, the Benue State government insisted that Gana was intercepted by the government convoy carrying him and subsequently had him killed.
SWITCH NIGERIA takes a look at the life and times of the late Gana and the events leading up to his death in the video below.