FG ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO BAN MOTORCYCLES AND MINING ACTIVITIES NATIONWIDE
The National Security council has today announced it’s intention to impose a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining activities in the country as part of resolutions to be adopted to curb terrorist activities and try to cut off their sources of funding.
This was disclosed by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami after the meeting ably chaired by the President.
In his address, he stated that investigations are still ongoing especially to establish correlation between mining and motorcycles which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists.
The AGF noted that reports have shown that terrorists have moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking as the government is aware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions particularly the motorcycle ban but it has become imperative in order to guarantee the country’s security.
Also at the briefing, the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola gave an update on the recent attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre affirming that there was sufficient intelligence before the attack but the will to act on it was clearly absent.
According to him, a preliminary report on the attack have been submitted to the President, while the council has resolved to ensure that all those found culpable of dereliction of responsibilities would face consequences.
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