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Anyone Who Finds This Notorious Criminal Will Get N10m

Benue State Government has announced a N10m reward for anyone who volunteers information leading to the arrest of a notorious criminal, Terwase Akwaza, also known as Gana.

He was declared wanted after he allegedly killed Governor Samuel Ortom’s Special Assistant on Special Security Denen Igbana.

He was also linked to the recent massive attacks and killings on Zaki Biam town in Ukum local government area where over 17 people were shot dead in broad daylight.

Ortom announced the bounty yesterday at the burial of Mama Kwaghnzuul Naikyo Degarr, the mother-in-law to Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor, at Tse-Degarr in Mbajir, Shitile, Katsina-Ala local Government Area.

He explained the upward review of the reward from N5 million will be formalised at the next State Security Council meeting.

He restated the resolve of his administration to expose criminals and advised the people against shielding hoodlums in their midst.

The governor said those with useful security information should contact relevant authorities and gave assurance such informants would be protected.