The Nigerian Army has ordered troops to go after terror kingpin, Tawase Agwaza, also known as “Gana” and capture him alive.
This directive was given by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, while speaking in Awka on Thursday.
Speaking on his behalf, in a statement, Col. Sagir Musa, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, quoted the GOC as saying that the visit followed the activities of bandits, armed robbers, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and communal clashes among other menaces within his command.
Speaking during his operational visit to the 93 Battalion Area of Responsibility in Taraba, he said: “We must intensify our efforts to ensure predominance of peace and security in the areas within the unit.’’
He expressed the appreciation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to the soldiers “ for the good work you are doing here”.
“Your hard work and successes are well known to us, we are solidly behind you, because you have done Taraba and Nigeria proud.
“Your success in the recently conducted operation is commendable and I strongly order you to maintain the momentum.
“However, to cap it all, you must capture the fleeing bandit, the terror kingpin, Tawase Agwaza,” the GOC said.