Says Gana accepted Christ before his death
One of the gang members of the late terror kingpin Gana, identified as Aondehemba, has claimed that the late warlord gained his power by burying his 12-year-old daughter 11 years ago in his village.
This is how he revealed that Gana accepted Christ just before his death.
Speaking to The Nation, Aondehemba, also known as Major, revealed that the gang members warned their late leader not to trust the offer of peace that ultimately claimed his life.
Major said that Gana, in his lifetime, trained more than 200 weapon-bearing members in Northeast Benue and the state of Taraba.
“It’s a battalion,” he said. “We are many and we have a very solid network. Gana was a leader who cared a lot about us.
“That same day, he met us in the morning in the mountains and spoke to us. He told us what to do if he did not return alive.
“He told us that if his departure was a trap, the battle should continue, but if it was with genuine intention, he would want us to lay down our arms.”
Major also stated that Gana’s determination to follow the path of peace and avoid violence was out of respect for Senator Gabriel Suswan and the Bishop of Gboko William Aveyam.
“I can tell you that Gana accepted Christ before his death. He had planned to be baptized by the bishop after the amnesty. He had even talked about marrying one of his wives in church. In fact, he was tired of what he was doing.
Explaining how powerful Gana was and why he couldn’t disappear before his death, as some of them did, Major said: “I was among the five gang members who disappeared in the convoy when the army stopped us in Gboko. Our vehicle was behind the official car of the president of the local government transporting Gana to Makurdi.
“Gana could not disappear because he had already handed over his power to the second commander before embarking on that unfortunate journey to Makurdi.
“His intention was to return from Makurdi and ensure that peace returned permanently to Sankera (Logo, Ukum, Katsina-Ala LGA), and Suswam had assured him of his full support.
“He had told us that one of the things he intended to do in Makurdi was beg Governor Ortom to forgive him and assure him of peace in Benue.”
He claimed that Gana had supernatural powers derived from burying her 12-year-old daughter alive 11 years ago in her village of Gbitse.
That’s why it was so powerful. And those powers are still intact because he gave them to someone very close to him.
“The military caught Gana easily because she came out of the forest.
“Gana was in his village in Gbitse when he was declared wanted a few years ago, and every time the military went to arrest him they could not identify him.
“Now Gana is no more, but his spirit is still very much alive. He gave us a directive on what to do in case he died.