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‘Declare bandits as terrorists’ — State Assembly Speakers tells Buhari

The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly In Nigeria has demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari declare bandits as terrorists and enemies of the state.

Chairman of the Conference and Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman, said this at the end of their third annual meeting in Katsina State, North-West Nigeria.

He said the call is part of their 5-point communique, issued at the end of their 8-hour deliberations.

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

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Other resolutions are that the Conference decried the state of insecurity in the country, and resolved to work out legislative frameworks, to complement the efforts of the Federal Government, to address the security challenges 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 and curb the menace of insecurity in the country.

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The communique also added 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, for the state legislature and judiciary across the country.

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