Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has expressed shock over the dying of Terwase Akwaza popularly often called Gana.
Ortom expressed shock over the interception of a authorities convoy by the navy, arresting and killing Gana.
The governor expressed his shock whereas addressing journalists on the authorities home in Makurdi, the state capital.
Ortom addressed reporters on the state of the second amnesty programme of his administration which covers Sankera geopolitical zone.
He, nevertheless, disclosed that he was awaiting a briefing from the Commander Operation Ayem Akpatuma from Doma in Nasarawa State, Main Basic Moundhey Gadzama Ali who promised he was coming to temporary him on their operation.
The Governor acknowledged that 5 repentant youths from Ukum Native Authorities Space who had been amongst these arrested by the Nigerian Military had been launched and had been conveyed to the Benue Peoples Home Makurdi by the Council Chairman of Ukum, Hon. Stephen Ayua to be a part of the amnesty provide.
The Governor defined that the amnesty programme was not truncated as those that couldn’t make it to Makurdi as a result of confusion created by the navy operation could be given one other likelihood.
He urged the folks of Sankera to stay calm as he was nonetheless investigating circumstances surrounding the arrest and killing of Gana earlier than taking motion on the matter, stressing that he owes Benue folks the responsibility to guard lives and property.
Governor Orom had earlier addressed the 42 repentant youths and recommended them for selecting to desert their adverse methods and opening a brand new chapter of their lives