<<< By Godwin Akor >>>
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has again called on the notorious gang leader, Mr Terwase Akwaza, to surrender himself to the police because there is no hiding place for him.
Governor Ortom who spoke on the occasion of the launch of an appeal fund for the completion of NKST Church, Yina, in Makurdi, today, said all the security agencies are looking for Terwase Akwaza, alias ‘Ghana’.
He said Mr Akwaza and members of his gang had surrendered weapons in line with the amnesty programme of his administration but his late Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Mr Denen Igbana, mentioned ‘Ghana’ when he was assassinated.
The governor said since his aide was murdered, the police have been inviting the gang leader to no avail and noted that across the country, he, Terwase Akwaza, has no hiding place
Governor Ortom explained that time for the carrot approach of the amnesty programme had elapsed and added that the stick approach was being applied.
He described the Pastor in-charge of NKST Church, Yina, as a prophet, stressing that everything he talked about has come to pass.
While pointing out that the Church premises was a holy ground, the governor said he was happy to be associated with the man of God.
Earlier, the Pastor in-charge of NKST, Yina, Rev (Dr) Kurugh Antiev, had spoken about the contributions made by Senator George Akume and Governor Samuel Ortom who was then a Minster of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Highlight of the event was the prayer the State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Rev Akpen Leva, and other ministers of God said for Governor Samuel Ortom and members of his cabinet.