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FG finally proscribes bandits as terrorists

The Federal Government, after years of refusing to proscribe bandits as terrorists, have finally done so.This was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Facebook on Wednesday.In a series of poorly snapped pages and signed by Abubakar Malami, theAttorney General and Minister of Justice, the Buhari-led administration that has for so long defended bandits labelled the miscreants as terrorists.Lai Mohammed had comically said in October that bandits are not terrorists because they don’t have a flag.The Bandit conflict in northwest Nigeria is an ongoing conflict between the country’s government and various gangs and ethnic militias. Starting in 2011, the insecurity left from the conflict between the Fulani and Hausa ethnic groups quickly allowed other criminal and jihadist elements to form in the region.See full statement:

FG RELEASES OFFICIAL GAZETTE DECLARING BANDITS AS TERRORISTSThe Federal Government of Nigeria has officially declared bandit groups operating in any parts of the country as Terrorists.The declaration is contained in the Federal Government’s Gazette proscribing their existence and restraining any person or group of persons from participating in activities of any of the groups.The Official Gazette which was signed by the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN was released today, Wednesday 5th January, 2022.
Please see the document as attached.Modupe Ogundoro
Deputy Director
5th January, 2022.

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