The Commander of the Four Special Forces command, Doma local government area, Brigadier General Maude Ali Gadzama has today confirmed the killing of Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana.
He said Gana was killed this evening in a firefight with military personnel.
However, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, disputed his story, saying that soldiers snatched Gana from a government convoy of repentant militants in Gboko.
Earlier today, Gana, along with 172 of his militiamen had reportedly surrendered to 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 said.