Reps Back Senate, Ask Buhari To Designate Bandits As Terrorists

Nigerian House of Representatives has also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits terrorists.

This comes less than 24 hours after the Senate made the same demand.

The resolution was made after a motion of urgent public importance moved by Babajimi Benson on Thursday.

Benson said the move will ensure that bandits and their sponsors will be prosecuted under the terrorism prevention act.

“Such declaration to be done through a proscription order can be done pursuant to section 2 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 (As Amended).

“Such an order will officially bring the activities of bandits and their sponsors within the purvey of the terrorism prevention act. And any person associated with such groups can then be prosecuted and sentenced to penalties in the act.”
thas called on the federal government to designate bandits as terrorists.”

The Buhari government has adamantly refused to tag bandits as terrorists despite repeated calls by Nigerians.

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