The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, says the Federal Government’s determination to crush banditry remains unwavering with a court declaring bandit groups as terrorists.
Malami made the announcement in a statement issued by Dr Umar Gwandu, his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations on Friday in Abuja.
“Now that the court has granted the application filed by my office declaring bandit groups as terrorist organisations, it shows the determination of my office and indeed, the Federal Government in doing things in accordance with the rule of law.
“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,” said Malami.
“The government will gazette and publish the proscription order,” the minister stated. (NAN)