Boko Haram: Group calls for sanctions against sponsors, promoters

Boko Haram: Group calls for sanctions against sponsors, promoters

- A group has called for capital punishment for sponsors and promoters of terrorism in Nigeria

- The group urged lawmakers of the Senate and the House of Representatives to ensure that promoters of insurgency are sanctioned accordingly

- According to the group, these people are providing intelligence, logistic and strategic support to terrorists who are fleeing the ongoing military onslaught

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The Citizens Against Fake Activists (CAFA) has called on lawmakers of the ninth National Assembly to amend the nation's anti-terror legislation to dish out stiffer penalties, on fake activists and others who aid and abet terrorism in Nigeria.

CAFA said this conclusion was reached after a thorough evaluation of the ongoing war against terrorism in the northeast region of Nigeria and other security breaches across the country.

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The spokesperson for CAFA, Joseph Audu, in a statement on Thursday, July 9, said some individuals and groups are currently sabotaging the efforts of the troops.

Audu alleged that some of these individuals are providing intelligent information, logistic and strategic support gathered from security agencies and residents to terrorists who are fleeing the ongoing military onslaught.

He said with stiffer sanctions against these individuals, the Nigerian army can now proceed to wipe out the remnants of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.

Audu said the CAFA has resolved to expose these activists working for the interest of foreign governments while also championing the sponsorship of a bill to amend the terrorism act.

He urged members of the ninth National Assembly wake up to its responsibility, remain proactive and further work toward the amendment of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013.

According to Audu amending the Act will include prescribing death by hanging for anyone that supports Boko Haram in any way.

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Boko Haram: Group calls for sanctions against sponsors, promoters
Senators during a plenary at the 9th Senate. Photo credit: Nigerian Senate
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Meanwhile, previously reported that two personnel of the Nigerian military were killed in an ambush laid by some members of the Boko Haram terrorists sect.

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Also, four other personnel of the 25 Task Force Brigade were said to have been injured during a suspected ambush which occurred in Borno state.

Major General John Enenche, the coordinator of Defence Media Operations (DMO) said the attack which occurred on Tuesday, July 7.

He said the troops in collaboration with personnel of Sector 2 Special Forces while on clearance operations along Damboa -Maiduguri Road, made contact with a Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals’ ambush team along their axis of advance.

In other news, members of the Boko Haram group launched an attack on residents of Malam Karamti village and Daban Shatta.

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The terrorists accused the residents of the community of spying on them and passing on information concerning their activities to security operatives.

Also, some Nigerians in the diaspora have said that the Nigerian service chiefs are currently the best in the entire West African region.

The declaration was made by the United States of America chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group on Thursday, July 9.

The group passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and his service chiefs for effectively curbing the security challenges in Nigeria.

According to the group, the Nigerian military has effectively managed the security breaches confronting the nation and thwarting the intent of detractors within Nigeria.

The group said the He said Nigerian military through its able leaders have been able to largely contain an internationally-backed terrorists’ insurgency.

The Nigerians in the diaspora also urged their fellow citizens at home to channel their energy into leadership, stability and proper financing for the military.

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This is happening on the heels of a condemnation of the call for the sack of the service chiefs by a community-based organisation.

The organisation said vowed to sustain its total support for President Muhammadu Buhari's administration and the service chiefs in the fight against insurgency in the northeast region.

It also said that the president and his service chiefs would need the total support of all Nigerians to deliver absolute peace across the country.

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