Why President Buhari Has Not Declared Bandits As Terrorists?
Twenty-four hours after the Senate urged President Muhammadu Buhari to designate bandits as terrorists, the House of Representatives has also joined the call.
The House was summoned as a result of the passage of a motion of urgent national importance introduced by the Chairman of the Committee on Defence, Hon. Babajimi Benson (APC, Lagos).
Benson said during Thursday’s plenary, which was presided over by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, when he presented the motion:
“The Senate on Wednesday, September 29 adopted a motion asking President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits ravaging the northern part of the country terrorists and wage a total war on them.
“They also asked that the president declare all known leaders of bandits wanted and arrest them wherever they were found for speedy prosecution.
“Such declaration to be done through a Proscription Order can be done pursuant to section 2 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 (As Amended).”
“I would like to echo the same sentiment and ask honourable colleagues to join the Senate in urging Mr President to declare bandits and their sponsors’ terrorists,” the chairman of the defence committee continued.
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