Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue state, has offered a reward of N5m for anybody with useful information that would to the arrest of a former amnesty chief, Terwase Akwaza.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the acting Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Bem Meladu, stated this while addressing journalists at the end of the state security meeting in Makurdi on Wednesday.
Ortom said that the offer of the reward was to facilitate the arrest of Akwaza, who is currently on the run.
The wanted man, Akwaza, who was also a beneficiary of the state amnesty programme, had been declared wanted by the police for his alleged involvement in kidnapping, armed robbery and assassinations.
Akwaza also known as Gana is wanted by the Benue State police command over his alleged involvement in the killing of Ortom’s security aide, Mr. Denen Igbana and rustling of over 3,000 cattle in the state.
Meladu said that the Security Council had also directed the state police commissioner to reopen the case of the Catholic priest who was kidnapped and assassinated in the state.