Reps Back Senate, Ask Buhari to Declare Bandits as Terrorists

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PIC 12. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN A SPECIAL SITTING ON FUEL SUBSIDY IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (8/1/12).

The House of Representatives has joined the Senate to urge President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists.

Recall that the Senate on its own made the call for bandits to be declared as terrorists yesterday.

Bandits have dominated the North-West and parts of the North-Central geopolitical zones killing innocent Nigerians.

Chairman of the House Committee on Defence, Babajimi Benson, at the plenary on Thursday, moved a motion of urgent public importance to urge the chamber to back the Senate.

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The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, had asked for those who were against the motion but the lawmakers chorused, “No!”

The motion was unanimously adopted through voice vote.

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