The military has explained how second- in- command leader of the dreaded terrorists, late Terwase Akwaza AKA Gana, Kumaor Fachii, was arrested.
Commander 4 Special Forces Command of the Military Doma, Major General Gadzama Ali told reporters in Nasarawa that Fachii was arrested in Agbi village in Katsina Ala LGA of Benue.
Ali, who paraded the suspect, said: “36 days back, the dreaded Gana was paraded here before you people, I mention that some of his kingpins have been arrested.
“Some of them are on the run and we are in pursuit of them, this afternoon, the gentleman seated before you is the second in command, after the episode that we have with the dreaded Gana, some school of thought were saying that his second in command have inherited all his powers, everything
“Lo and behold, our troops have gone in pursuit of them, and today seated before you is Mr Kumaor Fachii AKA commander, second in command of the dreaded Gana that has inherited his magic.
“He is the 76th person now that we have, apart from Gana and the other four that have gone to where they belong.
“I can assure you that all the Gana gang members will be in our dragnet, so far our men are out there and Mr Fachii has spoken so much about what is obtainable on the ground.”
Ali said the suspected was arrested in a girlfriend’s room during a night operation of the troops.
But Fachii told reporters he was not the second- in- command of Gana’s gang but the second- in -command of one among the groups Gana was operating
“My name is Kumaor Fachii, I started in 2018 with Gana, before them, I was an Okada man before I joined them in the bush. I used to collect money from Takum road from passengers and other road users and we return all the money to Gana.
“Gana attached me with a group and the group carry arms, it is the group that appointed me second commander of the group, but Gana did not hand over his powers and magic to me.
“He handed over all his powers and magic to Azonto, his younger brother who is still in the bush.”
Items reportedly recovered from Fachii include arms and ammunition, three locally made rocket launchers, military uniforms and charms among others.