- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to immediately declare all bandits in Nigeria as terrorists
- The call to declare them as terrorists was made by speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria
- The Speakers decried the spate of insecurity in Nigeria and resolved to work out legislative frameworks to complement the effort of the FG
Speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly in Nigeria on Saturday called on the federal government to declare bandits and kidnappers as terrorists, adding that kidnapping and banditry should be dealt with decisively.
This was part of the resolutions contained in a communique read after their deliberations during the 2021 Third Quarter General Meeting in Katsina.
The Speakers met under the umbrella of State Legislators of Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Speakers’ Forum, who is also the Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, read the communique containing the resolutions.
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The Speakers decried the spate of insecurity in Nigeria and resolved to work out legislative frameworks to complement the effort of the Federal Government to fight the menace.
The communique also revealed that the legislators resolved to make appropriate laws to address fundamental issues causing insecurity and those that would create employment for the youth.
The communique further read, “The conference while commending the governors who have given assent to the fund management bills passed by respective state assemblies called on other state governors who are yet to do so to give assent to the bill for effective and efficient implementation of financial autonomy across the nation.”
Nigerian Army partners Russia on anti-terrorism fight
This was revealed on Friday, October 15, by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Yahaya Faruk on Thursday, October 14, at the Army's Abuja headquarters during a courtesy visit of the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin.
In a Facebook post shared by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, COAS Faruk solicited the support of the foreign government in the provision of sophisticated equipment to assist the fight against all forms of terrorism in the country.
12 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, bandits leaders killed in 2021
In another report, Legit.ng reported that though the fight against terrorism is far from over in Nigeria, some positive developments have been witnessed in the current year.
So far in 2021, at least 12 terrorists/bandits leaders have lost their lives even as the security forces continue to intensify the war against the criminal elements tormenting the nation.
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