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Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by yellowman2225(m): 11:20am On Sep 09, 2020
Woke up this morning to the Killing of Gana, the most dreaded Militia leader in Benue state and felt concerned for my Country, its people and Government. The story had it that he was given amnesty by the state Government and thereafter seized by the Nigerian Army and Killed within few hours of the so called- State Amnesty

The story sound like a setup or plot from someone or group of people who want to take their pound of flesh from the said "Gana"

This man has been wanted for over 5 years, even with 10 Million naira bounty on his head and yet could not be captured - just came out to surrender and was extra judicially killed. The same way Boko Haram founder was killed- though Gana in this case surrendered himself to someone he believe can protect him - which eventually was unable to stop his death, unlike the case of Book Haram founder who was captured, Gana surrendered himself.

There are contrary opinions, however, these are my Opinions, based on timeline and the currently pulse of the Nation.

1. Army could have acted on intelligence which we as Citizens aren't privy of, in which case they perpetrated the extra judicial killing to protect the Nation.

Otherwise,
2. Army misfired by extra judicially killing someone in the Convoy of the Democratically Elected Governor of the state without any Court proclaiming him guilty of any offence.

3. This current action will seal all other Militias off from surrendering haven't seen what befell Gana in the hands of the Army after the so called Amnesty.

4. Gana is being tagged a Hero of the Tiv from some quarters because Army allowed it to be so - as Army is tagged the Fulani Army because Gana was speculated to be projecting Tivs from Fulani Occupation. The Army caused this by not allowing Gana to live and stand trial in a competent Court- thereby giving Room for Pro Fulani speculations of Nigerians against the Army

5. This speculation above is even made firm by the relationship between Ortom (The governor) and Federal Government. As it stands, its like FG is fighting the friend (Gana) of its enemy/ antagonist (Ortom). Whichever way both FG and Benue Government lost a pound of trust from the whole Nation by killing an unarmed Militia leader, even while he's as good as in custody. It only shows the Army's ineptitude/ weakness meaning they wouldn't have been able yo capture Gana if not for the "shakamanje amnesty" that disarmed him.


6. The News from Army stated that he was killed in a gun battle. This sounds incomprehensible how someone that was disarmed/ surrendered due to Amnesty will still have his guns to engage the Army in a gun battle right there inside the Governors Convoy. The story had it that they (Gana including his followers) have surrendered their Guns.

7. Lastly, have we ever heard of any Boko Haram fighter given amnesty killed thereafter? No, they rather get clothed, fed and given money to start a new life. The argument here will be, can state Government give amnesty? why can't FG work with such state in such situation to check if the amnesty is worth it or genuine?

This statement above makes the Army look sectarian, killing the people with Amnesty in the South/ Central states and pampering the killers given amnesty up North.

All these are opinions that the Army goofed big time except otherwise stated from intelligence gattering aspect.

All positive criticism are stated to protect Nigerian from a similar Al-barnarwi mistake of the past.


You can add your genuine opinion

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by nairalandankrah: 11:30am On Sep 09, 2020
The south and the middle belt should wake up...!!!!
They are coming for you!!

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by kingzizzy: 11:36am On Sep 09, 2020
This is a very simple matter. The state government granted Gana amnesty, he came out, laid down his arms and accepted. He was videoed and pictured, even interviewed. As he was taken to see the Governor, his convoy was stopped by the Army, he was pulled out of his vehicle and executed.

That one is murder, there are no two ways about it.

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 11:38am On Sep 09, 2020
kingzizzy:
This is a very simple matter. The state government granted Gana amnesty, he came out, lsid down his arms and accepted. He was videoed and pictured, even interviewed. As he was taken to see the Governor, his convoy was stopped by the Army, he was pulled out of his vehicle and executed.

That one is murder, there are no two ways about it.

Gbam. You just summed it up.

Who knows if the state government planned it all, so the Army could take him out.

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by Dadaboy: 11:42am On Sep 09, 2020
Nigeria is a jungle. Having monkeys heading the government.

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by kingzizzy: 11:42am On Sep 09, 2020
MyVILLAGEpeople:


Gbam. You just summed it up.

Who knows if the state government planned it all, so the Army could take him out.

I doubt that very much because the state Governor, Ortom, has already condemned the action of the military. He wouldn't do that if he was part of the plan.

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by nairalandankrah: 11:44am On Sep 09, 2020
MyVILLAGEpeople:


Gbam. You just summed it up.

Who knows if the state government planned it all, so the Army could take him out.
I don't think so..
The clueless federal government have succeeded in making a martyr out of him..
More Gana's will rise

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by yellowman2225(m): 11:49am On Sep 09, 2020
[quote author=kingzizzy post=93738903]

I doubt that very much because the state Governor, Ortom, has already condemned the action of the military. He wouldn't do that if he was part of the plan.[/quote

In saner climes, the Army will come out to defend their action by telling us why/ how he was killed. We normally hear bandits neutralised, Boko Haram repelled, but Gana is already disarmed, what we are supposed to hear is that he was ARRESTED and whisked away, not Killed. Now more bloodshed could start in Benue if his followers start targeting Innocent, Fulani heardsmen could start rampaging as Gana was acclaimed to be the one repelling them. Smh for my Country
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by BafanaBafana: 11:50am On Sep 09, 2020
Obviously a set up. The governor knows how to buy people over so he was definitely aware of the plan by the military. I personally saw the military convoy when they sped pass yesterday afternoon. Two Hilux and one Tata

Secondly, dem no dey give amnesty twice. It is not done that way.
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 11:55am On Sep 09, 2020
kingzizzy:


I doubt that very much because the state Governor, Ortom, has already condemned the action of the military. He wouldn't do that if he was part of the plan.

Why I said so is because I heard he was once given amnesty back in 2017, But he later went back to causing mayhem in the state. Just like the case of Don wanny.
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 11:56am On Sep 09, 2020
BafanaBafana:
Obviously a set up. The governor knows how to buy people over so he was definitely aware of the plan by the military. I personally saw the military convoy when they sped pass yesterday afternoon. Two Hilux and one Tata

Secondly, dem no dey give amnesty twice. It is not done that way.

Your last sentence is still what majority of us are standing on. The governor might be an insider in all this.

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by Vyzz: 12:05pm On Sep 09, 2020
There might be something the fulani army is trying to hide by killing him....

They wouldn't have him spilling some information

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by GamalNasser: 12:08pm On Sep 09, 2020
The Fulanis never forgive ...How many times have you seen Boko Haram fighters pulled out of Repentance camp and executed

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by kingzizzy: 12:21pm On Sep 09, 2020
MyVILLAGEpeople:


Why I said so is because I heard he was once given amnesty back in 2017, But he later went back to causing mayhem in the state. Just like the case of Don wanny.

It does not matter if he was given amnesty once before, or 100 times before. What matters is that once a person or group has laid down their arms and surrendered, the minimum you expect the authorities to do is to protect that persons fundamental human rights. If the authorities felt that he went on to commit further crimes after being granted amnesty, they should arrest and charge to court, not resort to gang style execution.

Now that the authorities have done this, do you think other militants will ever accept amnesty offer now that they know what it could lead to?
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by nairalandankrah: 12:43pm On Sep 09, 2020
MyVILLAGEpeople:


Why I said so is because I heard he was once given amnesty back in 2017, But he later went back to causing mayhem in the state. Just like the case of Don wanny.
What happened to life imprisonment?

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by Skengman: 1:23pm On Sep 09, 2020
That’s why despite Gov Wike’s flaws, people still like him, because the military or any other power can try this in his State.

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by BafanaBafana: 1:32pm On Sep 09, 2020
kingzizzy:


It does not matter if he was given amnesty once before, or 100 times before. What matters is that once a person or group has laid down their arms and surrendered, the minimum you expect the authorities to do is to protect that persons fundamental human rights. If the authorities felt that he went on to commit further crimes after being granted amnesty, they should arrest and charge to court, not resort to gang style execution.

Now that the authorities have done this, do you think other militants will ever accept amnesty offer now that they know what it could lead to?
Once you are granted amnesty once and you go back to crime, you are no longer elegible for it. It's just like bail. The whole granting of amnesty stuff was just a charade to lure the man out.
Check for pictures from where He was first granted amnesty, you will see all the security forces well represented there.
Now check this second amnesty, only traditional rulers and politicians.
The guy in question is an illiterate that was why he was brought out from hiding.
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by Nwaide01: 3:50pm On Sep 09, 2020
To me there's nothing extra judiciary in killing a criminal that had repeatedly killed human beings.The wages of sin is dead and he who kills by a sword shall surely died by the sword. The law of karma comes to mind.
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by kingzizzy: 4:13pm On Sep 09, 2020
Nwaide01:
To me there's nothing extra judiciary in killing a criminal that had repeatedly killed human beings.The wages of sin is dead and he who kills by a sword shall surely died by the sword. The law of karma comes to mind.

You reason like this because you are a backward African who does not care about the rule of law

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Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by olisaEze(m): 4:20pm On Sep 09, 2020
kingzizzy:


You reason like this because you are a backward African who does not care about the rule of law

He’s only ignorant and trying to hide it behind a Bible quote. There are backward people in all countries of the world.
Re: Terwase "Gana" Killing - Is It Extra Judicial? by agbangam: 5:47pm On Sep 09, 2020
Guys, see this guy has lieutenants and believe me they will retaliate back, u guys think his boys will just let go like that? What if his boys decides to behave like Shekarau? Nigerian Army really messed up. This was how BH was given birth to and after 10yrs they cannot stop the carnage. Yaradua applied this in Niger Delta, he kept to his word and today the case of militancy has reduced drastically. Even the great America has started negotiating with the Taliban's, sometimes guns cannot bring you peace. I hope Gov. Ortom can pacify Gana boys not to revenge, if not, the Army should prepare for another BH in Benue and prepare to bury/loose more of their boys.

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