Nigeria Moves to Prosecute 400 Suspects for Funding Terrorism

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed the plan of the government to prosecute 400 suspects arrested for allegedly funding terrorism in the country.

Minister Lai Mohammed stated this on Tuesday during a press conference in Lagos.

He also reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in tackling the menace of insurgency, banditry and other security threats across the country.

Lai Mohammed says this is unprecedented and it is a testament to the government’s determination to decisively tackle terrorism and other violent crimes.

The Minister also appealed to Nigerians to support security agencies, who face the added task of having to watch their backs while working to protect others.

He described attacks on security formations as a declaration of war against the country, whilst condemning the assault on security operatives.

It is the practice of launching deadly attacks against the nation’s security personnel. Soldiers as well as police, customs officers, and other security agents have been killed and maimed in some parts of the country in this growing trend targeting security forces.

The country has been experiencing series of security threats ranging from terrorism, banditry, militancy, cultism among others for more than a decade which has killed 36,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in the northeast.

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