Barely 24 hours after the Senate asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits terrorists, the House of Representatives also yesterday urged the President to do same.
The chairman, House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, at plenary, moved a motion of urgent public importance, asking the federal government to urgently declare the bandits terrorists.
Moving the motion, titled “Declaration of Bandits and their Sponsors as Terrorists”, Benson said making such an order against the bandits and their sponsors would aide their prosecution.
He said: “The Senate on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, adopted a motion asking President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits ravaging the northern part of the country terrorists and wage a total war on them.
‘’They also asked that the President declare all known leaders of bandits wanted and arrest them wherever they were found for speedy prosecution.