By Beauty John , LAFIA
Troops of operation AYEM APKATUMA III of the 4 special forces command in Doma local government area of Nasarawa state, Tuesday, killed the dreaded bandit, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.
General Moundhey Gadzama Ali, commander of the 4 special forces command, last night while parading the lifeless body of the notorious bandit battered with bullets, revealed that he died during a shoot out with the military troops.
According to the general, his men received credible intelligence on the whereabouts of Gana at about 12:00pm.
“At about 1200hrs today, we received strategic information on the movement of the dreaded bandit named Terwase Akwaza Agbadu AKA Ghana along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road.
“Troops on operation AYEM APKATUMA III moved swiftly and mounted snap road blocks along routs at 1300hrs, there was a meeting engagement with the convoy of the dreaded bandit AKA Gana.
“A shoot out ensured and he was killed,” Ali stated.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the press, here lies the body of the terrorist that has made the entire northern part of the north Central untenable for peace loving Benue and Taraba citizens popularly known as Gana,” he said.
Ali revealed that Items such as, five AK 47 rifles, one FN riffle, two beretta pistols, three pump action guns, one locally fabricated sub machine gun, 10 dane guns, 19 browsing pistols, 35 fabricated revolver pistols and two fabricated mortars were recovered during a thorough search.
Ammunitions recovered are 766 rounds of 7.62mm special, 27.9mm rounds, 26.pump action cartridge.
Other items recovered are one Machine , two waist charms, two finger ring charms and two fabricated improvised explosives.
The commander disclosed that 40 of Gana’s men have been captured in the operation, and are currently under custody to be handed over to the civil authority for prosecution.