From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi
One suspected criminal, Danladi Audu, believed to be a member of the gang of the dreaded Terwase Akwaza group, otherwise called Ghana, has been shot dead in Benue State.
The state’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Moses Yamu, claimed that the Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad of the Command were, last week, engaged in a gun duel with the gang members of the wanted criminal at about 3:00am.
He said a 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 ensuing gun duel led to the death of Audu.
“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.”
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.