From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi.
Several weapons, classified as illegal and recovered from an underground bunker in a forest near Gbishe in Katsina-Ala Local Government area of Benue State were displayed at the Government House in Makurdi.
Gbishe is the home of militia leader, Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Ghana who was about a year ago declared wanted by the police in connection with the murder of Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Special Security, Denen Igbana.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Col. Edwin Jando while briefing the Governor on the recovery of the weapons explained that the bunker was one of the many bunkers where illegal arms are stored in the area.
In a remark, Governor Ortom who commended security agencies for working tirelessly to ensure relative peace in the state stated that the recovery of the illegal arms had further shown that Ghana was using the amnesty programme as a cover up to perpetrate criminality and assured that his days were numbered.
“The whole world can now see who Ghana is and his lies. You can now confirm when I was saying he was using then amnesty as a cover to perpetrate criminality.”
While reiterating that he would never allow people with illegal weapons to continue to terrorize peace-loving people of the state, Ortom assured that with the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the security team in the state, the current security situations would soon become a thing of the past.
He however urged anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the wanted militia leader, Ghana and other criminally-minded persons in the state to avail security agencies with such information without any fear.
Commander of 72 Battalion, Makurdi, Col. Muhammad Inuwa, whose men, in collaboration with other security operatives facilitated the recovery of the weapons disclosed that all the weapons had been handed over to the police.