Defence Minister states delay in naming Bandits, Terrorists
Written by News Room on October 31, 2021
The Minister of Defence, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd), has said that the need to follow due process was responsible for the delay in declaring bandits as terrorists.
Magashi, who stated this in Maiduguri, while fielding questions from newsmen, added that there was a procedure that needed to be observed before such a declaration.
He added that when the procedure is followed, they will be classified as terrorists as they are waiting for the procedure to be completed.
The minister, who was in Maiduguri with the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor and Service Chiefs on an assessment visit of the fight against insurgency in the North east, expressed satisfaction with the successes so far recorded.