Due Process Responsible for Delay in Declaring Bandits as Terrorists ~ Magashi

Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), the Minister of Defence, has said due process was responsible for the delay in declaring bandits as terrorists.

Magashi, who stated this on Friday, in Maiduguri, while fielding questions from newsmen, stated that there was a procedure that needed to be followed before such a declaration can be made.

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 recorded so far.

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