Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN has stated that the FG’s desire to eradicate banditry remains steadfast now that the Court has allowed his Office’s motion to declare bandit groups terrorist organizations.
Recall that several groups have been calling on the FG to declare bandits as terrorist so they can take the fight to the doorsteps of the bandits.
Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, confirmed the development in a statement he signed.
The statement was titled: 𝐅𝐆 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐲, 𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐢’𝐬 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐓𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬
It read: Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN said the Federal Government’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering now that the Court has granted application filed by his Office declaring bandits groups as terrorist organisations.This is made known by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice in a statement issued to newsmen.According to the statement 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.”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 said.He said 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 government will gazette, publish the publicise the proscription order