Court Takes Final Decision Against Bandits, Their Activities Across Nigeria

Court Takes Final Decision Against Bandits, Their Activities Across Nigeria

  • Activities of bandits operating across various regions of the country have been prescribed by a Federal High Court in Abuja
  • The court in a new ruling said the groups engaged in such criminal activities as killing, abduction and many others are now terrorists
  • In its ruling, Justice Taiwo also ruled that individuals are refrained from associating with these bandits or their activities

Bandits under the Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda groups have been declared terrorists by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The Cable reports that Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Friday, November 26, made the declaration on an ex-parte motion filed by the Nigerian government against the bandits.

Federal High Court Abuja
The court ruled that bandits or individuals engaging in their activities are terrorists and their actions are illegal. Photo: Federal High Court
Source: UGC

A director of public prosecution at the federal ministry of justice, Mohammed Abubakar, had filed the motion over approval from President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Abubakar said the need to proscribe Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda and other terrorist groups in the country followed confirmed reports by security agencies that the groups were responsible for killing, abduction, abusing and other criminal activities in some parts of the country.

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The Nation reports that following submission made by the DPP, Justice Taiwo while delivering a ruling on the mater declared activities of Yan Bindiga, Yan Ta’adda and other similar groups as acts of terrorism and illegality.

The court proscribed the group and other similar groups in any part of the country either as groups or individuals or by whatever name they are called as terrorists.

Justice Taiwo also made an order restraining individuals or groups from participating in any kind of activities involving the groups under any guise.

The court in its order also directed the federal government to publish the proscription order in the official gazette and two national dailies for the public.

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Gunmen abduct a school principal, his vice and three other key staff

Meanwhile, previously reported that some gunmen abducted the principal of Auga Community Grammar School on Thursday, November 25.

The principal was arrested alongside his vice and three other staff of the school along the Auga-Ise Raod in Ondo state.

It was gathered that the vehicle owned by the principal was ambushed by the gunmen who whisked the victims away into the thick forest.

Six members of a family abducted by gunmen in Kogi state

In a recent development, six members of the same family were abducted by some gunmen in a Lagbeta community in the Kogi local government area of Kogi state.

The victims were abducted while they were harvesting some seeds on their farm on Wednesday, November 24.

A member of the family who tried to make an escape during the incident who shot and killed by the gunmen.

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