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Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by BafanaBafana: 10:57pm On Sep 08
The commander of Four Special Forces command, Doma local government area, Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama on Tuesday confirmed to Channels Television via telephone the killing of Terwase Akwaza, alias Gana.

Gadzama revealed Gana was killed this 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.

In an exclusive interview with Channels Television in 2016, Gana had denied any involvement in the killing of Mr. Denen Igbana, a security aide to Governor Samuel Ortom.
https://www.channelstv.com/2020/09/08/wanted-militia-leader-gana-killed-says-military/

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by nairavsdollars(f): 10:59pm On Sep 08
He was granted amnesty but he returned to his old ways killing innocent people. His death serves him right. Kudos Nigerian Army

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Guyman02: 11:00pm On Sep 08
The guy was a hero to many Tiv communities because he was a torn on the flesh of Fulani militia killing people in Benue.
When many people warn Benue indigenes that they should cooperate with the South they still think they are part of Arewa.
Fulani herdsmen dreaded the guy and the security agents couldn't get him for years until he decided to answer the call of Gov Ortom.
Now I think the Fulani killers would move from Southern Kaduna back to Benue to resume their killing spree, Benue people should brace up for renewed herdsmen invasion.

He finished meeting with traditional rulers as the pictures above show where arms were surrendered and they were moving to the Govt house in company of the local government Chairman and several other people when the Army snatched him and lied about a 'firefight' with his militia.

The same Army which pampers repentant Boko Haram murdered the guy in cold blood and it's a shame that the governor who is supposed to be the chief security Officer of his state could not protect a citizen he just granted amnesty and yesterday former Abia state governor Orji Uzor Kalu is even asking his kinsman Nnamdi Kanu to come back to Nigeria and he thinks NK will ever trust Nigerian officials?

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by gurunlocker: 11:00pm On Sep 08
Seems it's now a norm to be paying killers or granting killers amnesty

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by kozmokaz(m): 11:01pm On Sep 08
They should also snatch BHT granted amnesty

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by heendrix(m): 11:14pm On Sep 08
Everyone knows how strong this guy used to be and how he used to hint at saying only God can kill him after Army and Ortom tried taya to kill him during his first tenure

Mann me still dey find am hard to believe it's gana o cause nigga was really an Hero to the Tiv tribe and Katsina ala dwellers in general how he really defended them and made Fulani killing stopped in Benue

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by BafanaBafana: 11:17pm On Sep 08
Me sef, how can the state government grant amnesty to a criminal wanted by the federal government?
Imagine Zulum coming out one day to say he has given amnesty to Shekau

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Ehiscotch(m): 11:19pm On Sep 08
Guyman02:
He was on his way to answer the invitation of the Governor, this guy is a hero to Tiv people because he is a torn on the flesh of Fulani militia killing people in Benue. When Igbo people warn Benue people that they should be cooperating with the South they still think they are part of Arewa.

The Army murdered the guy in cold blood and it's a shame that the governor who is supposed to be the chief security Officer of his state cannot give directives or question the Army activities under his nose

I don't know where you all are digging all these concocted stories you all are posting just to suit your narrative about the government and fan the growing conspiracy theories about the Nigerian military.

If you think that Gana is a hero to the TIV nation, bro? Seriously?
Gana is a political thug gone rogue and he has been ravaging communities in the TIV and Taraba area and has been bountied severally by the very State government but has always been "elusive".

Look, Benue has long been facing intercommunal clashes right from time and some communities seek the help of the Fulani herders to fight one another and this has led to the group pouncing on that opportunity to do all what not.

Ask any reliable person from Benue about intercommunal clashes; they are mostly underreported, with the media's attention fully on Fulani killings.

Let's condemn killings of every sort but never try to attach political sentiments and spread half-truths — especially about people who fight to keep you alive.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by TooMuchStuff: 11:19pm On Sep 08
If it is true that he has been killed by Fulani Army of Nigeria, then it's a shame to the country.

Gana has a lot of information on the killings across middle belt by Fulani herders

I'm disappointed

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by omenka(m): 11:19pm On Sep 08
heendrix:
Lies trust me no be Gana dem kill
Gana is dead dude.

Somewhat unhappy about this news.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by heendrix(m): 11:21pm On Sep 08
omenka:
Gana is dead dude.

Somewhat unhappy about this news.

Shiiit damn guy I'm dumbfounded really. shey this guy used to say Only God can kill him? wow just wow

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by realstars: 11:21pm On Sep 08
The End Of Road For The Bad Guy.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by BafanaBafana: 11:22pm On Sep 08
omenka:
Gana is dead dude.

Somewhat unhappy about this news.
I'm not unhappy. The guy carried himself like he couldn't be killed. He should have died long ago

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by omenka(m): 11:22pm On Sep 08
BafanaBafana:
Me sef, how can the state government grant amnesty to a criminal wanted by the federal government?
Imagine Zulum coming out one day to say he has given amnesty to Shekau
But why should he be killed after being captured. This whole story surrounding Gana's death/murder isnt making any sense to me.

Hours earlier he was in company of traditional chiefs, next thing we get news he is dead, killed from a "gun fight" with the army. Which yeye gunfight be that?

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by TruthinAction: 11:23pm On Sep 08
I don't know why people can't read between lines. The said Gana was granted amnesty by the state Governor and was killed by the military unjustly.

Why didn't they kill repentant Boko Haram? You will never hear them kill even a Fulani herdsman.

This is also what is going on in Niger Delta. When they catch any Niger Delta militants, they kill them without fair trial but Boko Haram members are released and reintegrated into the society. And we call this one Nigeria. Cursed be any Christian or southerner that still pledge allegiance to this evil government.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by heendrix(m): 11:24pm On Sep 08
BafanaBafana:

I'm not unhappy. The guy carried himself like he couldn't be killed. He should have died long ago

He was really a torn in the flesh for Fulani folks damn he really killed them and made them always run away from Katsina ala

I remember being told how soldiers tried to kill him multiple times but he'll always laugh afterwards that only God can kill him

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by omenka(m): 11:25pm On Sep 08
BafanaBafana:

I'm not unhappy. The guy carried himself like he couldn't be killed. He should have died long ago
You don't break your vow like that as a government, it totally robs you of trust and credibility. How could you grant someone amnesty with a promise of rehabilitation only to kill them after they bring themselves out from hiding?

The governor and the FG has serious questions to answer.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Okoroawusa: 11:25pm On Sep 08
Guyman02:
He was on his way to answer the invitation of the Governor, this guy is a hero to Tiv people because he is a torn on the flesh of Fulani militia killing people in Benue. When Igbo people warn Benue people that they should be cooperating with the South they still think they are part of Arewa.

The Army murdered the guy in cold blood and it's a shame that the governor who is supposed to be the chief security Officer of his state cannot give directives or question the Army activities under his nose
Where do you people get this concocted theories from?
Gana is a Robin Hood?

Na wa for una o!

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by heendrix(m): 11:26pm On Sep 08
omenka:
But why should he be killed after being captured. This whole story surrounding Gana's death/murder isnt making any sense to me.

Hours earlier he was in company of traditional chiefs, next thing we get news he is dead, killed from a "gun fight" with the army. Which yeye gunfight be that?

Truth be told I'm still finding it hard to believe aswear. Army and Ortom tried taya to kill him during his first tenure but twas as if the guy was living again and again

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by omenka(m): 11:28pm On Sep 08
heendrix:


He was really a torn in the flesh for Fulani folks damn he really killed them and made them always run away from Katsina ala

I remember being told how soldiers tried to kill him multiple times but he'll always laugh afterwards that only God can kill him
Katsina Ala will likely go up in flames again and the Tors, especially those who were present at the occasion, need to buffer their security. I'm afraid what this signposts for the security of Benue state.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by heendrix(m): 11:29pm On Sep 08
Ehiscotch:


I don't know where you all are digging all these concocted stories you all are posting just to suit your narrative about the government and fan the growing conspiracy theories about the Nigerian military.

If you think that Gana is a hero to the TIV nation, bro? Seriously?
Gana is a political thug gone rogue and he has been ravaging communities in the TIV and Taraba area and has been bountied severally by the very State government but has always been "elusive".

Look, Benue has long been facing intercommunal clashes right from time and some communities seek the help of the Fulani herders to fight one another and this has led to the group pouncing on that opportunity to do all what not.

Ask any reliable person from Benue about intercommunal clashes; they are mostly underreported, with the media's attention fully on Fulani killings.

Let's condemn killings of every sort but never try to attach political sentiments and spread half-truths — especially about people who fight to keep you alive.

He's an Hero oga at least they all felt his Handiwork at Katsina ala and how he drove Fulani away for good

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Difrent: 11:31pm On Sep 08
Ehiscotch:


I don't know where you all are digging all these concocted stories you all are posting just to suit your narrative about the government and fan the growing conspiracy theories about the Nigerian military.

If you think that Gana is a hero to the TIV nation, bro? Seriously?
Gana is a political thug gone rogue and he has been ravaging communities in the TIV and Taraba area and has been bountied severally by the very State government but has always been "elusive".

Look, Benue has long been facing intercommunal clashes right from time and some communities seek the help of the Fulani herders to fight one another and this has led to the group pouncing on that opportunity to do all what not.

Ask any reliable person from Benue about intercommunal clashes; they are mostly underreported, with the media's attention fully on Fulani killings.

Let's condemn killings of every sort but never try to attach political sentiments and spread half-truths — especially about people who fight to keep you alive.

I thought the Benue state governor has been saying its fulani people killing his people, is Gana a fulani man? just to win a second term he latched on to the narrative that its fulanis that are killing in benue but we now know better

The same people are now granting amnesty to militants........but will be quick to condemn FG for granting amnesty to repentant boko haram militants,

i watched Ortom on channels TV and his lame explanation and cant help but wonder if this man knows what he is doing at all

Buharis incompetence is a childs play compared to the incompetence of PDP governors and its rather unfortunate they are doing a very bad job at opposition to the government.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by heendrix(m): 11:31pm On Sep 08
omenka:
Katsina Ala will likely go up in flames again and the Tors, especially those who were present at the occasion, need to buffer their security. I'm afraid what this signposts for the security of Benue state.

I'm shocked really cause Mann I like who's gon be there for Katsina ala folks now. ion think his second in command Ayamaduwe or whatever he's called is that strong enough

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by BafanaBafana: 11:31pm On Sep 08
heendrix:


He was really a torn in the flesh for Fulani folks damn he really killed them and made them always run away from Katsina ala

I remember being told how soldiers tried to kill him multiple times but he'll always laugh afterwards that only God can kill him
Watch his interview with channels. He has carried out hits for fulanis both within and outside the country.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Ehiscotch(m): 11:32pm On Sep 08
Okoroawusa:

Where do you people get this concocted theories from?
Gana is a Robin Hood?

Na wa for una o!

I swear. E tire me. They are just taking advantage of the ignorance and obliviousness of the people here on Nairaland who can't see past their anti-government noses.

Someone who has killed Tiv people severally and has escaped judgement. He has even been placed on bounty and it was announced on radio and there are myths about him being invisible to boot.

But, I just tire totally for Nigerians. They don't know anything and they will be the first to broadcast fake and unverified news.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by omenka(m): 11:32pm On Sep 08
Guyman02:
He was on his way to answer the invitation of the Governor, this guy is a hero to Tiv people because he is a torn on the flesh of Fulani militia killing people in Benue. When Igbo people warn Benue people that they should be cooperating with the South they still think they are part of Arewa.

The Army murdered the guy in cold blood and it's a shame that the governor who is supposed to be the chief security Officer of his state cannot give directives or question the Army activities under his nose
Like wtf!! Who are Igbo people to tell us how to live our lives or what to do? Are they done securing their own enclaves? What sort of stupid comment is this?

Guy, make una face una wahala leave others to handle theirs. No one asked you to play big brother to us.

Gosh! Some of you people have very sickening attitude. Who the hell do you think you are to tell anyone anywhere how to conduct their business? angry

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Golan007: 11:33pm On Sep 08
Finally.

It was about time.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by BafanaBafana: 11:35pm On Sep 08
omenka:
You don't break your vow like that ad a government, it totally robs you of trust and credibility. How could you grant someone amnesty with a promise of rehabilitation only to kill them after they bring themselves out from hiding?

The governor and the FG has serious questions to answer.
The governor has no right to grant amnesty to someone who is wanted by the military so I don't think the military or the federal government was part of the amnesty. It was just a charade by Ortom in his usual folly.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by kingzizzy: 11:36pm On Sep 08
nairavsdollars:
He was granted amnesty but he returned to his old ways killing innocent people. His death serves him right. Kudos Nigerian Army

Did you read the report well? He was granted amnesty a second time, he surrendered and the Army grabbed him and murdered him

This is extra-judicial killing, there is no justification for killing someone who has already surrendered to the authorities.

There is nothing to congratulate the military in this, it is murder

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by omenka(m): 11:37pm On Sep 08
BafanaBafana:

Watch his interview with channels. He has carried out hits for fulanis both within and outside the country.
In the interviews I watched of him, he didnt admit to carrying out murder for the terrorists, he only admitted to them making him an offer which he declined because they couldnt meet his demands.

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by BafanaBafana: 11:42pm On Sep 08
omenka:
In the interviews I watched of him, he didnt admit to carrying out murder for the terrorists, he only admitted to them making him an offer which he declined because they couldnt meet his demands.
Was it not that same interview where he said he went with fulanis to Chad and Niger? Unless they went there on vacation o

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Re: Army Kills Terwase "Gana" Akwaza Hours After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue Govt by Ehiscotch(m): 11:44pm On Sep 08
kingzizzy:


Did you read the report well? He was granted amnesty a second time, he surrendered and the Army grabbed him and murdered him

This is extra-judicial killing, there is no justification for killing someone who has already surrendered to the authorities.

There is nothing to congratulate the military in this, it is murder

So the governor goes about granting amnesty to a mass murderer?

How can we use such double standard?

The Fulani marauders aren't benue's worst enemies. You see those obscure settlements, they usually have land and border issue that leads to intercommunal clashes and skirmishes. Many have been going on for years and some communities have sought the help of the Fulanis, who themselves have taken advantage of this and wrecked havoc up there.

The media just doesn't report enough of this but it is a burning issue down here.

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