The Joint Task Force in Benue State has apprehended most wanted criminal in the state and second-in-command to the slain militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, alias Gana.
The notorious militia leader, Aondofa Kefas, better known as Azonto, succeeded Gana who was killed by the military on September 8, 2020.
Azonto was reportedly arrested by the joint security team around Benue and Taraba borders on Thursday.
The militia leader was said to have been terrorising communities around Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
He and his gang members have been accused of kidnapping innocent residents, robbing farmers and local traders, as well as corroborating with Fulani militia herdsmen to kill people in the area.
He is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).