The Benue state Police Command claimed that Ghana, a notorious and wanted criminal in the state has been shot dead by its operatives. Ghana who is believed to be a member of the dreaded Terwase Akwaza group has been terrorizing Benue state and environs for quite some time now.

The report of his death was disclosed by the state’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu. READ ALSO: Meet 10 Nigerian billionaires all from the same town Nnewi 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 at about 3:00am. 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.

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