Barely 24 hours after the Senate called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits terrorists, the House of Representatives has also called on the president to do the same.
That resolution was sequel to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Babajimi Benson on Thursday.
It would be recalled that the Senate on Wednesday resolved that the president should make the declaration.
Benson said the move will ensure that bandits and their sponsors will be prosecuted under the terrorism prevention act.
“Such declaration to be done through a proscription order can be done pursuant to section 2 of the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 (As Amended).
“Such an order will officially bring the activities of bandits and their sponsors within the purvey of the terrorism prevention act. And any person associated with such groups can then be prosecuted and sentenced to penalties in the act.”
Meanwhile, the federal government has refused to tag bandits as terrorists despite repeated calls by Nigerians to do so. On the other hand, Ahmad Gumi, the controversial cleric has called for amnesty for bandits.