The Federal government of Nigeria has disclosed the possibility of a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining in the country to cripple the terrorists’ sources of logistics and finance. This is one strategy which was considered at the Security Council Meeting in Abuja on Thursday to tackle the security challenges in Nigeria. 

What’s more?
Addressing newsmen after the stakeholders meeting presided by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, in the company of the Minister of Interior and Minister of Police Affairs, Rauf Aregbesola and Mohammed Dingyadi respectively, stated that the stakeholders focused on the logistics of the terrorists. 

  • Justice Abubakar Malami stated that the federal government was not unaware of the financial implication of the ban, but the evolution of the terrorists’ financial strategies required a prompt government action. 
  • Speaking on the Kuje prison invasion, Rauf Aregbesola said that by the end of the investigation “those who have shrieked their responsibilities will have to face the consequences of their actions.”

What you should know 

  • Nigeria has in recent times recorded a disturbing amount of kidnapping, attack on infrastructure and many more. The security reports have further pointed out that these terrorists are now controlling a significant area known for gold production. 
  • Many believe that the mining activities in those areas are sources of funds for the terrorists.
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