Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says the government’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering now that the Federal High Court has granted an application filed by his Office declaring bandits groups as terrorist organisations.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Gwandu, the declaration is a demonstration of the determination of the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and indeed the Federal Government in doing things in accordance with the rule of law.
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“The development is a pointer to the commitment of the Federal Government to adhere to the international standards in respecting the rules of engagement in the fight against terrorism, separatists organisations, insurgency and banditry in the country.
He added that by this declaration; “The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken bold steps to deal ruthlessly with all terrorists groups and their sponsors in efforts to bring lasting solution to the myriad of insecurity challenges in the country.
“The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in collaboration with relevant government agencies including security operatives are working assiduously to do the needful to take full advantage of this declaration.
The statement also said that government would gazette and publish the proscription order.
Nigeria’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering – AGF Malami