The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has announced the introduction of the new legal provision against terrorism in the country.
The AGF said that the new law; Terrorism Prohibition and Prevention Bill will replace the current Terrorism Prevention Act, 2011 (amended 2013).
Malami said when the new terrorism law is passed by the National Assembly, the new law would enhance coordination among relevant law enforcement, intelligence, prisons and security agencies in the country.
Malami, who was represented by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mohammed Etsu, said the law has also expanded the definition of terrorism financing and the sanctions applicable to terrorists and those who fund them
While commending the International Institute of Justice and Rule of Law (IIJ) of Malta and the governments of USA, Germany, UK, Switzerland, EU and other development partners for their cooperation, Malami said the ministry has initiated reforms for de-congestion of prisons and the de-radicalization and rehabilitation of terrorism suspects through the office of the National Security Adviser.