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Abuja court proscribes bandit groups and declares them terrorists



 Abuja court proscribes bandit groups and declares them terrorists

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal excessive court docket in Abuja has declared the actions of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit teams as acts of terrorism.


The presiding decide gave the order on an ex parte movement filed by the federal authorities.



The director of public prosecution (DPP) on the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mohammed Abubakar, who filed the movement ex-parte, mentioned President Buhari gave approval for the proscription of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda teams and different terrorist teams within the nation.


In its supporting affidavits, the Federal authorities mentioned safety experiences have confirmed that the bandit teams have been chargeable for the killings, abductions, rapes, kidnappings and associated acts of criminality within the northeast, north-central and different elements of the nation.


It alleged that the group is chargeable for the rising instances of “banditry, incessant kidnappings for ransom, kidnapping for marriage, mass abductions of college youngsters and different residents, cattle rustling, enslavement, imprisonment, extreme deprivation of bodily liberty, torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, compelled being pregnant, different types of sexual violence, assaults and killings in communities and commuters and wanton destruction of lives and properties in Nigeria, significantly within the Northwest and Northcentral states in Nigeria are being carried out by Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda teams and different teams related to or engaged in the identical or related actions as Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda teams in Nigeria.”



“The actions of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda teams and different related teams represent acts of terrorism that may result in a breakdown of public order and security and is a risk to nationwide safety and the company existence of Nigeria,” the federal government added within the ex parte movement


Delivering ruling on Thursday November 25, Justice Taiwo particularly declared the actions of the “Yan Bindiga group” and the “Yan Ta’adda group” and different related teams in any a part of the nation, particularly within the north-west and the north-central as “acts of terrorism and illegality”.


The decide went forward to proscribe the actions of the group in addition to different related teams in any a part of Nigeria, “both in teams or as people by no matter names they’re known as”.



The decide additionally made an order restraining “any particular person or group of individuals from taking part in any method in any respect, in any type of actions involving or in regards to the prosecution of the collective intention or in any other case of the Yan Bindiga group and the Yan Ta’adda group beneath some other title or platform nonetheless known as or described”.


The court docket requested the federal authorities to publish the proscription order within the official gazette and two nationwide dailies.



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