Senate Urges President Buhari To Declare Bandits Terrorists

The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists.
During the plenary, the federal lawmakers also asked President Buhari to declare all the known leaders of the bandits wanted and track them wherever they are for arrest and prosecution.
The resolutions followed a motion moved by the Senator representing Sokoto East, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, and eight others.
Senator Gobir lamented that his senatorial district has become a safe haven for bandits fleeing from the current onslaught against them in Zamfara State.
The Senator also recalled the killing of twenty security personnel last Saturday in Dama and Gangara, during attacks that left a yet to be ascertained number of civilians either dead or kidnapped.
According to the lawmaker, the latest incident highlights the magnitude of the problem, a matter which he stressed requires declaration of war on banditry.