The leaders of the Sankera geopolitical bloc who negotiated the surrender of killed militia leader, Terwase Akwaza aka Gana, are now afraid for their lives.
This was disclosed by Richard Gbande the House of representatives member representing Logo/Ukum/Katsina-Ala Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.
Gbande decried the impression that the leaders from the area who negotiated the surrender of Gana and his gang only planned to hand them over to the military.
Gana was in the company of Sankera leaders when he was intercepted and killed by the military on their way to Makurdi for the amnesty promised by Governor Samuel Ortom.
He said: “The way Gana was killed by the military has created the impression that we lured him to his killers. It is sad because our youths will not believe whatever we tell them anymore.
“As it is, we are also scared because people are not happy with what happened. If the military had caught him in the bush, it would have been a different story; but the fact that we, the leaders, ensured that he embraced amnesty and in doing so he got killed by the military, creates the impression out there that we sold him out, which is completely untrue.”
Describing Gana’s killing as extra-judicial, he reiterated that he had been consistent in condemning the reign of terror that Gana unleashed on his constituents.
“The rule of law and international humanitarian laws are sacrosanct and must always prevail; hence the extra-judicial killing of suspects is unacceptable.”
He called for the constitution of a commission of enquiry to look into the killing of Gana and take further measures to address social, political, economic, and environmental challenges that breed banditry and criminality in the region.