Wanted Benue militant leader, Terwase Akwaza, alias Gana, was on Tuesday killed by soldiers.
The Commander of Four Special Forces Command, Doma Local Government Area, Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama, confirmed the development.
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 according to Ortom.
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.
Gana was accused of being behind the killing of Mr. Denen Igbana, a security aide to Governor Samuel Ortom but he denied the allegation.
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