- Governor Samuel Otorm of Benue spoke with reporters concerning the activities of the most wanted militia leader in his state
- Apart from linking Gana with the Boko Haram insurgents, the governor accused the former of killing a top official of the state
Governor Samuel Otorm has alerted Nigerians that one of the most wanted militia leaders, Terwase Akwaza, better known as Gana, is an agent of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The governor said Gana had carried out many attacks and continues to terrorise the people in communities and villages.
NAIJ.com reports that the governor had earlier accused Gana of killing his special adviser on Security, Denen Igbana.
“Gana is linked with Boko Haram terrorists to destroy and maim people in Benue.
“He initially accepted our amnesty and pleaded with us to allow him to bring in other members of his deadly gang under his control.
“He surrendered 87 guns that day and extended his amnesty for another one month.
“To rehabilitate the boys, we gave him contract to do for the state. But he wasn’t sincere as he went back into crimes,” he said as reported by Vanguard.
The governor continued: “He killed my SA in charge of Security and since having been fingered for heinous crimes and being declared wanted by the police headquarters in Abuja; he has been fighting us using his large followership.
“Only a God is helping us. If we had not identified this man as a terrorist, he would have overrun us.”
The governor refused to speak on his quarrel with the Nyesom Wike of River state.
“We don’t want to join issues with Wike because I am a Christian. I have no issue against him and we were both ministers under Jonathan and we know ourselves,” the governor said.
The governor had earlier called President Muhammadu Buhari the medicine Nigeria needs to tackle its many challenges brought by corruption.
“Buhari remains the medicine for Nigeria. Despite his age, he is willing to add value, instil discipline and wipe away corruption in Nigeria.
“Before him, nobody was bold enough to confront corruption. It is good for Nigerians to pray for him.
"For us in Benue we have declared three days fast for Buhari for his quick recovery so that he can come back to work for us," the governor said.
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