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NATIONAL SECURITY-EXPERT SPEAKS ON KADUNA ATTACK, NEW TERRORISM BILL

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The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill seeking to amend the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2013 and to prohibit the payment of ransom to kidnappers in Nigeria.

Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele in his presentation, said the bill seeks to outlaw the payment of ransom to abductors, kidnappers and terrorist for release of any person who has been wrongfully confined, imprisoned or kidnapped.

He assured that the amendment to the Terrorism Act would set standards and regulatory system intended to prevent terrorist groups from laundering money through the banking system and other financial networks.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in his remarks after the bill was passed, said the bill would complement the federal government’s efforts in the fight against insecurity when signed into law by the President.

To speak more on this development, Dennis Amachreea former Director of the Department of State Services and security expert, joins me on the news. Thank you for joining me.




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