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Army confirms killing of Terwase Akwaza

A notorious bandit, Terwase Akwaza also known as Gana who had been on the wanted lists of security agencies and the Benue state government since 2016 has been killed by troops of the Nigerian Army at a border between Benue and Nasarawa States.

Confirming the killing to newsmen, Commander 4 Special Forces Command, Doma in Nasarawa State Major General Moundhey Gadzama said the Gana was killed during an exchange of fire in an operation, code-named OPERATION AYEM APKATUMA 3.

He explained that the troops received information on the movements of the dreaded bandit along Gbese – Gboko – Makurdi road and swang into action by blocking the road.

General Moundhey Gadzama stated that the troops engaged Gana and his gang in a gun battle which resulted in his death.

He also said the corpse had been deposited in the mortuary at an undisclosed hospital.

Items recovered during the operation include five AK 47, pistols, three Pump Action Guns, Locally Fabricated Machine Guns and Revolver Pistols among others.

Chris Nyamtu

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