- Some Nigerians who have been involved in terrorism-related activities will soon be prosecuted
- According to the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, at least 400 suspects were arrested for allegedly funding terrorism
- Mohammed speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, May 11, however, did not give any name
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has revealed that about 400 suspects will be prosecuted for allegedly funding terrorism in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that Mohammed made the disclosure on Tuesday, May 11, while speaking during a press conference in Lagos state.
The minister said the announcement to prosecute the suspects was made by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the federation and minister of justice.
While reiterating the commitment of the current administration, Mohammed maintained that this is a testament to the government’s determination in tackling security threats across the country.
He also appealed to Nigerians to support security agencies, who face the added task of having to watch their backs while working to protect others.
Mohammed also described attacks on security formations as a declaration of war against the country, condemning the assault on security operatives.
Recall that prominent Nigerians who are sponsors of terrorism will face the judicial system as the federal government has perfected plans to prosecute them.
This development was disclosed by the attorney-general of the federation on Friday, May 7.
Malami who did not disclose the identities of the suspects or the number of people affected made this known while speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa.
Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed said that the federal government's responsibility is not to prosecute suspected kidnappers and bandits.
The minister of information made the remark in reaction to statements credited to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) concerning Nigeria's security challenges.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, May 4, Mohammed said kidnapping and banditry were not federal offences.
In a related development, the Nigerian government has said it is not overwhelmed by the situation despite the escalating insecurity in the country.
The minister of information and culture told journalists at a press briefing that the government has the power to crush the bandits.