One of the most notorious and wanted criminals in Benue State has been killed.

Ghana, who is believed to be a member of the dreaded Terwase Akwaza gang was shot dead during an operation near Taraba State.

Spokesperson of the Benue State Police Command, Moses Yamu disclosed that Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad of the Command, following a tip-off stormed the gang's hide-out along the border of Taraba State.

He said the bandits immediately opened fire on sighting the Police team and in the ensuing gun duel, one Danladi Awudu aka Jerry who was hosting the meeting was hit by a bullet while others escaped with bullet wounds.

Ghana was, however confirmed dead on reaching the hospital,” Yamu said.

Yamu said the team recovered an assault rifle - No. 2051679 with one hundred and fifteen (115) rounds of live ammunition, ten (10) live cartridges, assorted charms, two (2) army camouflage shorts and other items.

He maintained that the search for the fleeing members and the Gang leader is still ongoing.