NORTH-EAST GOVERNORS DEMAND TRANSFER OF POWERS TO PROSECUTE TERRORISTS TO STATES

Written by on November 27, 2020

GOVERNORS FROM THE NORTH-EAST PART OF THE COUNTRY HAVE DEMANDED THE TRANSFER OF THE POWERS TO PROSECUTE TERRORISTS TO THE STATE GOVERNMENTS.

THE GOVERNORS MADE THE CALL AT THE MEETING OF THE NORTH-EAST GOVERNORS’ FORUM IN YOLA, ADAMAWA.

THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY GOVERNORS BABAGANA ZULUM (BORNO), AHMADU FINTIRI (ADAMAWA), BALA MOHAMMED (BAUCHI), AND INUWA YAHAYA (GOMBE).

YOBE AND TARABA STATES WERE REPRESENTED AT THE FORUM BY THEIR DEPUTY GOVERNORS.

THEY SAID THE PROCESS OF PROSECUTING TERRORISTS WHICH IS SOLELY RESERVED FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION IS CUMBERSOME AND SHOULD BE AMENDED.

IN HIS ADDRESS AT THE MEETING, ZULUM SAID THE GOVERNORS WERE IN ADAMAWA TO STRATEGISE ON HOW TO TACKLE TERRORISM IN THE REGION.


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