The operation is part of the second phase of the Amnesty programme which is the stick approach after the carrot strategy had expired.
People are advised not to give cover to Mr Akwaza and his gang members but to rather give information about his whereabouts by text or calls to the security agencies through these numbers 08066006475, 07067374913, and 08036363531.
Bem B. Melladu, PhD, mnipr.
Acting Secretary to the State GovernmentPUBLIC NOTICE:
It has become necessary to inform the general public that a joint Security agencies’ operations commenced around Gbishe and its environs today as they search for Mr Terwase Akwaza, alias Ghana in connection with various criminal activities.
The action followed the refusal of Mr Akwaza to report to the police to answer charges of murder, kidnappings, and armed robbery.
The operation was approved by the State Security Council.
Security reports have linked Mr. Akwaza with the assassination of Mr Denen Igbana, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Security, five Civilian Joint Task Force members in Ukum local government area and several killings as well as the kidnap of the Dangote Cement Company Indian workers.
Mr Akwaza, alias Ghana, had shunned invitations by the police hence the operations became imperative.