The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says wanted notorious criminal suspect, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana, escaped the arrest by Nigerian Army on Saturday.
A statement by the Coordinator of the defence media, John Enenche, said the Nigerian troop carried out a raid operation on the hideout of the wanted notorious criminal named ‘Gana’ in Mtan village in Utenge Council Ward of Katsina-Ala LGA of Benue State on 16 May 2020.
Although Gana reportedly escaped with gunshot wounds, two of his gang members were apprehended, Enenche said.
“Two (2) of the gang members were neutralized and others fled with various degrees of gunshot wounds. Exploitation revealed that Gana narrowly escaped death with gunshot wounds.”
Items recovered include: One (1) locally fabricated machine gun, Six (6) locally made rifles, Two (2) locally fabricated cartridge guns, One dane gun, two revolver pistols, two Cartridge pistols.
Other items recovered include 27 rounds of 9mm ammunition, two motorcycles, one camouflage shirt, one generator set, one bag of gun powder, and assorted charms.
Mr Enenche added that Gana’s personal belongings, other items and thatched houses were destroyed by the soldiers.