A federal high Court in Abuja on Friday has finally declared the activities of bandits’ groups as acts of terrorism.
Mohammed Abubakar — the Director of Public Prosecution — DPP, of the Federation, had filed an ex-parte application seeking to proscribe the grisly activities of ‘bandits’ who have been vicious in kidnapping and killing their captives across Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue and Sokoto states.
Abubakar accused bandits of waging a relentless war against ordinary Nigerians in the North-west and North-central States.
Mr Abubakar informed the court that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the proscription of bandits as terrorists.
The federal government based its decision on security reports, which confirmed that the bandits were responsible for the “killings, abductions, rapes, kidnappings,” in northern Nigeria—According to court documents.