Benue Govt places N50 million ransom on state terror gang leader, Gana

Benue State governor

Benue State Government has reviewed upward ransom placed on the state most wanted criminal, Terwas Akwas aka Gana to N50million.

The initial ransom placed on Gana about a year ago was N10milliom.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Lawrence Onoja Jnr, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the state security council meeting held at government house, Makurdi on Thursday.

He further said that the upward review of the ransom was due to elevated crisis going on in Katsian Ala-Ukum axis.

Onoja further said that the security council has placed a ban on the use of covered plate numbers and indiscriminate use of the siren in the state.

The commissioner added that traditional rulers across the state have been given up to end of February to stop concealing their plate numbers.

He reiterated that the state government does not sponsor any militia as earlier reported in the media and stated that no member of Livestock Guards is allowed to carry arms.

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While condemning the killings in Gboko area of the State on Wednesday the council said that the victims of the attack were not Fulanis and assured the protection of lives and property in the state.

The council appealed to people of the state to continue to obey the law and not to take the law into their hands.

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