The Benue Government has increased the reward it placed on the arrest of notorious criminal, Terwase Akwaza, also known as Ghana, from N10 million to N50 million.
The Commissioner for Information, Lawrence Onoja, who disclosed this on Thursday in Makurdi, the State capital after the State Security Council meeting, said the increment was due to the resurgence of criminal activities allegedly perpetrated by Akwaza and his gang in the Sankera area of the state.
Onoja said that the seven persons killed in Gboko Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday were not Fulani herdsmen as alleged but pure criminals.
He said emergency lines would soon be made public to enable the public supply information concerning him to security agencies.
Onoja stated further that the council has directed security agencies to arrest any vehicle that had its number plate covered, including government vehicles and added that only traditional rulers that were allowed to cover their number plates just for a time being to enable them to do new ones.
He said people not supposed to use sirens should desist from using it as anyone caught violating the law would be sanctioned.
According to him, the use of revolving lights on vehicles also remained banned in the state with immediate effect.
He however, warned cultists to shun the illicit act, saying anyone found culpable would face the wrath of the law.
He also appealed to Benue people not to take laws into their hands, stressing that anybody found guilty of such would face justice.