BY AMEH IDUJAGI, JALINGO – The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Taraba State, Mr Sam Ada Esq., has said that the killing of Terwase Akwaza alias Gana by soldiers in Benue on Tuesday remain the best thing that has happened to the border communities of Benue and Taraba states.
Ada told Forefront on Thursday in Jalingo that the activities of Gana and his gang were responsible for the killings of several innocent citizens, especially those on the border areas of the two states.
According to the Attorney General, Gana had caused so much pains to many families by killing their bread winners thereby forcing several women into widowhood.
He noted that the death of some prominent Taraba indigenes such as Rev. Fr. David Tanko, late Hon. Hosea Ibi, a member of the Taraba State House of Assembly from Takum, Dr. Sunday Oduniyi, who was the Principal Medical Officer (PMO) of Takum General Hospital, Barrister Yabura Obadiah and his driver, Dr. Sule Audu, also a medical Doctor and his son Idibore Bawa, and two of his friends and several others who were kidnapped and killed even when their families had paid ransom were part of the activities of Gana.
He therefore commended the military for taking a decisive action by killing him, adding that there was no need granting a notorious criminal like Gana an amnesty because he had abused similar amnesty granted him earlier.
The Attorney General also said that as at the time of his death, Gana was still a wanted criminal on the list of security agents and was only on his way to negotiate for his amnesty and as such the amnesty some people were claiming he had, was not yet granted to him.