The Defence Headquarters on Thursday, said it would not react to criticism from some Nigerians over the killing of Benue’s most wanted criminal, Terwase Akwaza, alias Gana, by soldiers in the state.
This was disclosed during the weekly press briefing on military operations in Abuja by the Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche.
Enenche insisted he would not take issues with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and other leaders for condemning the killing of the militia leader.
The DAILY VENDOR recalls that the military earlier said Gana was killed during a gunbattle with soldiers at a checkpoint in Gboko Local Government Area of the state.
But the defence media coordinator said he would not be drawn into any controversy on the alleged extrajudicial killing of the criminal gang leader.
Enenche said: “I’m aware that the governor made a statement and one of the senators there made a statement, it is not proper to join issues with the leaders.
“So if I comment now, you will now use it and join me as if I’m an umpire. Please, spare me that. If there was no reaction from there (Benue State), I could have answered you but my political masters have spoken and so, I’m not permitted by ethical standards to comment on what my superiors have spoken out.”