Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has announced N5 million reward for anyone with useful information that would lead to the arrest his former amnesty boss, Terwase Akwaza.
Mr Bem Meladu, the acting Secretary to the State Government (SSG), made the announcement on Wednesday in Makurdi, the state capital, while addressing newsmen at the end of the state security meeting.
He said that the reward was to facilitate the arrest of Akwaza, who is on the run from police arrest.
Meladu said that the Security Council had also directed the Commissioner of Police to re-open the case of the Catholic priest in the state who was kidnapped and assassinated.
According to the police, Akwaza, a.k.a Ghana, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the killing of Ortom’s security aide, Mr Denen Igbana and rustling of over 3,000 cattle in the state.
Governor Ortom, September last year, granted amnesty to Akwaza, who was a notorious gang leader, and also extended the amnesty period for surrender of illegal weapons.
Ortom had said then that Akwaza had responded to his call to surrender the weapons he possessed illegally and also desist from his activities which constituted a security threat to individuals and communities in Benue and Taraba States.