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The Nigerian Army has arrested a native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acted as spiritual counselor to the wanted armed criminal militia, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana), in Benue.

A statement by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, on Tuesday, said the suspect was arrested in Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state during a raid on his shrine.

The army spokesman said troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade arrested Gber on Monday following information that the shrine served as hideout for wanted armed militia and meeting point for operations of the criminal armed militias in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States.

Recall that Terwase was declared wanted by the security agencies over an attack in Zaki Biam, Benue State, where over 50 persons were massacred.

Usman said “Preliminary investigation shows that Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem) acts as spiritual counselor that provides Gana with “diabolical” powers and the shrine serves as hideout for wanted armed militia, meeting and planning point for operations and logistics base for the criminal armed militias that operate in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States.

“The native doctor was arrested along with one of his accomplice, Atoo Kuwe Francis, while planning to carry out an attack and abduct one Mr. Zaya at Tse Bente village in the same local government area,”

A locally fabricated pistol, two baretta Pistols, 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, three motorcycles and assorted charms were recovered from the shrine.


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  1. WHEN are herdsmen going to be arrested, kidnappers and arm rubbers , are after reach people but herds men and BH are Islamic extremist & jihadist who kill poor & peasants farmers who vote for change but the gov seems to neglects all their cries, maybe the gov have hand in the atrocities done by these criminals, because almost all parts of this country are calling on this gov because of the killing been done by Fulani herds men , mr presido remain silent


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