Katsina Assembly asks governments to declare bandits as terrorists

Katsina State House of Assembly on Monday called on the federal and state governments to declare bandits as terrorists.

The call followed the presentation of a report by its Committee on Security on incessant attacks on people by bandits.

The Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar (APC-Dutsinma), said the call was part of its recommendations.

Abubakar said that the declaration of bandits as terrorists would give the military, the police and other security agencies the power to deal with them accordingly.

“There is what we call, `limitation of administration’. This means there are some actions that security agencies cannot take against bandits because they have not been declared terrorists.

“Therefore, there is the need for the declaration of the bandits as terrorists so that all necessary measures can be taken by security agencies to fight them.

“During our investigation, we realised that the Security Containment Order signed by Gov. Aminu Masari recorded a lot of successes in inhibiting the bandits.

“We have realised that attacks, kidnapping and killing of people by bandits have reduced by about 35 per cent. This shows that the security agencies are also trying their best,’’ Abubakar said.


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