Nigeria’s House of Representatives Back Senate, Ask Buhari To Declare Bandits As Terrorists

The federal lawmakers of the House of Representatives have joined their counterparts within the Senate to ask President Muhammadu Buhari to designate bandits, who’ve ravaged the North-West and elements of the North-Central geopolitical zones, as terrorists.

 

Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, on the plenary on Thursday, moved a movement of pressing public significance to induce the Green Chamber to again the Senate.

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The Senate, on Wednesday, requested the President to declare bandits within the nation as terrorists.

 

It additionally demanded that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces wage a whole warfare in opposition to the assailants, asking him to bomb all their areas to crush and eradicate them.

 

The Senate additional requested Buhari to declare all recognized leaders of the bandits wished and monitor them wherever they’re, for arrest and trial.

 

These have been elements of the resolutions of the Senate after contemplating a movement sponsored by the Senator from Sokoto East, Ibrahim Gobir, and co-sponsored by eight different senators.

 

The lawmaker lamented that Sokoto East Senatorial District had now change into a protected haven for bandits, following a crackdown on them by the army in Zamfara.

 

He expressed fear that on September 25, 21 safety personnel have been killed in Dama and Gangara villages by rampaging bandits.

 

The Senator added that 15 troopers, three cell law enforcement officials and three members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been amongst these murdered by bandits.

 

Gobir stated, “This has gone to portray the seriousness of the problem which requires concerted and urgent action by the declaration of total war on banditry.”

 

Similarly, the Members of the House of Representatives joined within the demand of the Senators on Thursday, asking the President to declare warfare in opposition to the bandits.

 

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, requested for individuals who have been in opposition to the movement however the lawmakers chorused, “No!”

 

The movement was unanimously adopted by way of a voice vote.

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