Declare bandits terrorists, State speakers tell Buhari

Declare bandits terrorists, State speakers tell Buhari

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The Conference of Speakers in Nigeria has demanded President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits terrorists and enemies of the state.

The Chairman of the conference and Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, said this at the end of their third annual meeting in Katsina State.

He said the call is part of their 5-points communique issued at the end of their 8-hours deliberations.

Suleiman said the conference has observed all the activities carried out by the bandits as the same mode of operations used by terrorists.

Other resolutions are that the conference decried the spate of insecurity in the country, and resolved to work out legislative frameworks to complement the efforts of the Federal Government to fight insecurity in the country.

In addition, the conference also resolved to make appropriate laws to address the fundamental issues that breed insecurity in the land as well as create employment for the youths to curb the menace of insecurity in the country.

The communique also hinted that the conference while commending the governors who have given assent to the fund management base passed by their respective state assemblies, called on other governors who are yet to do so, to give assent to the bill for effective and efficient implementation of financial autonomy across the nation.

With the resolutions made, the conference hopes that it will bring to an end, the insecurity bedevilling the nation.