Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said the Federal Government’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering now that the Court has granted an application filed by his office declaring bandits groups as terrorist organisations.
This is made known by Umar 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.
Malami said the declaration is in line with the Federal Government’s resolve to act in accordance with the rule of law.
The statement reads, “The development is a pointer to the commitment of the Federal Government to adhere to international standards in respecting the rules of engagement in the fight against terrorism, separatist organisations, insurgency and banditry in the country.
“By this declaration, the Federal Government of Nigeria has taken bold steps to deal ruthlessly with all terrorist groups and their sponsors in efforts to bring a 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.”
Malami noted that government would gazette, publish the publicise the proscription order.