Declare Bandits Terrorists, Wage Complete War on Them, Senate Advises Buhari

On Wednesday, the Senate requested President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to label bandits in the country terrorists. This was point out in a Senate meeting held

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces was also instructed by the Red Chamber to launch a total war against the criminals, including bombing all of their sites in order to obliterate and exterminate them.

The Senate also demanded that Buhari proclaim all known bandit leaders sought and chase them down for arrest and punishment.

After examining a motion submitted by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto East) and co-sponsored by eight other senators, the Senate passed these resolutions.

Following a military crackdown in Zamfara, the legislator complained that Sokoto East Senatorial District had now become a safe haven for bandits.

He voiced concern at the killing of 21 security personnel in Dama and Gangara villages by rogue bandits on September 25.

The Senator went on to say that bandits killed 15 soldiers, three mobile police officers, and three members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

“This has gone to depict the gravity of the situation, which necessitates coordinated and immediate response by declaring complete war on banditry,” he added.

The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, praised the Armed Forces’ achievements in the country’s long-term struggle against instability.

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