The Nigerian federal government has on Wednesday 5, 2022, declared the armed bandits terrorizing the Northwestern part of the country as “Terrorists”. ayokinews.com reports
Recall that on November 25, 2021, a Federal High Court seated in Abuja, ruled that all bandits’ activities in the country, constitutes acts of terrorism.
Speaking on a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) broadcast on Tuesday, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN), said that the federal government was working to ensure that it follows international best practices, and that the gazette will be ready in a few days.
However, the gazette was finally released and the AGF’s spokesperson, Umar Gwandu, announced the publication on Wednesday.
The gazette reads:
“Notice is hereby given that by the Order of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1370/2021 dated 25th November, 2021 as per the schedule to this notice, the activities of Yan Bindiga Group, Yan Ta’adda Group and other similar groups in Nigeria are declared to be terrorism and illegal in any part of Nigeria, especially in the North-West and North-Central regions of Nigeria and are proscribed, pursuant to sections I and 2 of the Terrorism (Prevention)Act, 2011″.
“Consequently, the general public is hereby warned that any person or group of persons participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intentions or otherwise of the groups referred to in paragraph 1 of this Notice will be violating the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 201 and liable to prosecution”.
“This Notice shall be cited as the Terrorism (Prevention) Proscription Order Notice, 2021″.