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Army Kills Wanted Militia Leader, Gana After Being Granted Amnesty By Benue State

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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.

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Gunmen attack Plateau community, kill monarch

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A traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Bulus Chuwang Jang, has been killed by gunmen .
The Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders in the neighbouring Heipang district in the LGA , Rwang Tengwong , confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos on Tuesday .
Tengwong said that the diseased paramount ruler who is the district head of Foron was killed by some gunmen who attacked the community on Monday evening .
Tengwong said , “ We just lost one of our paramount rulers in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area through an attack by gunmen . He is the Acting district head of Foron , Da Bulus Chuwang Jang . He was shot dead in the evening yesterday ( Monday ) by some gunmen around Shen community .”
Deputy Leader of Barkin Ladi Legislative Council , Pam Chollom , who also confirmed the killing of the traditional ruler said that the council had summoned an emergency meeting over the incident .
He said , “ Yes , it is true that one of our traditional rulers has been killed in an attack by gunmen . It is very unfortunate and we condemn the incident . Right now, We are currently meeting over the incident as legislators . I will let you know our stand after the meeting. ”
Spokesman for the State Police Command , Ubah Ogaba , said that the incident had been reported to the command .
According to him , the State Commissioner of Police had deployed detectives in the Council Area to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing of the monarch and apprehend those behind the act .
Ogaba said , “ We are aware of the killing of the traditional ruler by unknown gunmen , and investigation into the incident has commenced.
“ Already , the CP has deployed some officers in the area to investigate the matter and we are hopeful that those who perpetrated the acts would be fished out and punished accordingly. ”

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Why More Youths Will Join Boko Haram And Bandits – Shehu Sani Reveals

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The former senator tweeted:
When you give 50k to youths for Npower and you give Houses, Shops and Farmlands to Bandits for repentance, the former will join the latter.

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Gunmen kidnap two undergraduates, five others in Kaduna community

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Gunmen in the early hours of Friday invaded Barkallahu , Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, kidnapping seven persons .
Among the seven persons kidnapped , five persons were members of the same family.
The bandits , it was gathered invaded the community about 1 : 30 am on Friday and shot indiscriminately as they went from house – to -house to pick their victims .
A resident, Abdulsalam Haruna , said the gunmen went away with his wife and four children .
Haruna , who spoke to newsmen, said two of the children were students of the Federal University , Malunfashi in Katsina State .
He also said the hoodlums left with two of his neighbour ’s children , adding that the bandits attacked two other houses in the area , including that of a retired director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Education.
Haruna said , “ The incident happened about 1 : 30 am ( on Friday) . They broke my gate and came into my compound . They broke the door to my house and ordered everybody to follow them.
“ They went away with my wife and four of my children , two of which are students of the Federal University , Malumfashi , Katsina State.
“ They also attacked my neighbour and went away with two of his children .
“ Two other houses, including that of a retired director in the Kaduna Ministry of Education , were also attacked , but they did not kidnap anybody or carry anything there .
“ We alerted the personnel but by the time they arrived, the bandits had escaped with the victims .”
The Kaduna State Police Command has yet to confirm the incident as the Public Relations Officer , ASP Mohammed Jalige , could not be reached.
Jalige had also yet to reply to a text message sent to his mobile phone as of the time of filing this report .

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