Coming on the heels of the manhunt launched by security agencies for Benue’s notorious gang leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Ghana, 67 members of his gang have been arrested.
Five of them were arrested with eight pump-action shotguns and one Beretta pistol.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who disclosed this on Monday said 62 of them had been arrested earlier.
He said, “I will not submit the state to criminals and I can assure you that Ghana will surely be arrested in no distance time.”
According to the governor, ‘Ghana’ and his men are killers and 62 of them have been arrested in connection with cases of rape, assassination, armed robbery and kidnapping.
Ortom said, “Terwase Akwaza was allegedly involved in the killing of my Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Mr Denen Igbana, who rescued 13 persons who were kidnapped without the payment of ransom.”
He said Akwaza had keyed into the amnesty programme but he later went back to his old ways.
The governor said as a result of his (Ghana’s) criminal attitude, government terminated the contract that was given to him.
He added, “Over 700 weapons and explosives as well as ammunition were surrendered by Akwaza, members of his gang and other persons who numbered over 900 and I want to challenge those asking questioning about the search for Akwaza to thank God that they are alive today.”
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