Malami Abubakar Malami Confirms Bandits are Now Terrorists and will be Treated as Terrorists

The Minister if Justice of Nigeria and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has confirmed that so bandits that have been terrorizing the northern parts of Nigeria has been officially tagged as terrorists, following a decree made last week by Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the federal high court in Abuja.



The AGF also explained why it took a while to declare these bandits as terrorists, citing that it was due to challenges that kept evolving, which the government needed to address the issues as they arose. 


As the Minister of Justeice and the Attorney general of the Federation, Malami confirmed the declaration of bandits as terrorists yesterday, December 1 while speaking in an interview on Channels Television. He also confirmed that a court order had been sought and obtained and will soon be gazetted. in his words;



With or without the gazette. The gazette is a formal process and it doesn’t take away the legality and effectiveness or the legality of an order of the court.


“The decision of the court is effective simplicity inherently in its own right without necessarily awaiting the gazetting process, but the gazetting process is part of what is associated with the formality of it.


“So, in effect, with the pronouncement of the court, the incidence of the effect associated with the judgment had taken automatic effect.”


He also confirmed that all security agencies in the federation will equipped with the necessary information and tools to treat these bandits as terrorists. 

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