The Benue state police command has revealed that a key member of popular notorious and wanted criminal in the state has been shot dead by its operatives.
The gang leader Ghana who is believed to be a member of the dreaded Terwase Akwaza group and his gang members are said to have been terrorizing Benue state and environs for quite some time now. The report of his death was disclosed by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu.
He claimed that the Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad of the command last week, engaged in a gun duel with the gang members of the wanted criminal.
According to him, the gun battle ensued when the crack squad stormed a criminal hide-out at a location on the border with Taraba state, following information that Ghana and his gang members were holding a meeting in the area, the Sun reports.
“The bandits immediately opened fire on sighting the Police team and in the ensuing gun duel, one Danladi Awudu aka Jerry who was hosting the meeting was hit by a bullet while others escaped with bullet wounds as there were traces of blood stains all over the place, however, he was confirmed dead on reaching the hospital.”
The Sun also reports that “Yamu who disclosed that the team recovered an assault rifle No. 2051679 with one hundred and fifteen (115) rounds of live ammunition, ten (10) live cartridges, assorted charms, two (2) army camouflage shorts and other items maintained that search for the fleeing members and the Gang leader was still ongoing.”
We had reported that two suspected notorious robbers terrorizing and robbing residents of Ire Akari street, Ejigbo and Isolo areas of Lagos, snatching and vandalizing vehicles in the area for long, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island.