Govt to publish list of terrorists, sponsors

Date: 08-11-2011 12:27 am (12 years ago) | Author: Paddy Hayes
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NIGERIANS will soon have a lost of terrorists and terrorists groups, it was learnt yesterday.
The government will publish the list as part of measures to fight the growing scourge of terrorism.
The activities of Boko Haram have taken an upward swing, leading to killings and disruption of activities in parts of the North, especially the Northeast. There is anxiety in Abuja.
The group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing on the police headquarters and the United Nations (UN) office in Abuja in which 24 people were killed and many others injured.
About 150 people were killed at the weekend in simultaneous attacks in Damaturu and Postikum in Yobe State and Maiduguri, Borno State.
Book Haram is also believed to have links with the International terrorist group al-Qaeda.
Before the Boko Haram menace, the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) held sway in the Niger Delta.
The Federal Government has now released a gazette on the regulations to fight terrorism.
All terrorists and their sponsors risk five-year jail term and global freezing of their accounts at home and abroad, according to the gazette.
Also, for the first time, the government will publish a Nigeria List of terrorists and their sponsors.
These measures are contained in a Gazette of Regulations released by Attorney-General of the Federation Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), which was obtained by our correspondent.
The regulations are in line with the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011, the Charter of the United Nations and UN Resolutions 1267(1999), 1333(2000), 1373(2001), 1390(2002), 1452(2002), 1455(2003), 1526(2004), 1617(2005), 1735(2006), 1822(2008), 1904(2009) and 1988(2011).
With the Gazette, the government may unmask those behind increasing terror attacks in the country.
The attacks recently forced the United States (US) and Canada to issue a travel warning to their citizens coming to Nigeria.
While the issues surrounding the travel warning were being addressed, Boko Haram (Western education is sin) struck in Borno and Yobe states at the weekend.
The Gazette reads: "An offence may be committed under these Regulations by any person (a) in Nigeria; or (b) elsewhere who is a Nigerian citizen.
"A person who contravenes any of the provisions of these Regulations shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years or to a fine of not less than N1milion or to both.
"Where an offence under these Regulations is committed by a designated terrorist group, every member of the group shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.
In the case of a violation of the provisions of these Regulations by an institution, entity or other body corporate, the principal officers of the Institution, entity or body corporate shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years."
According to the Gazette, the government is empowered to publish the list of terrorists and their sponsors.
The document adds: "Whenever the president declares that a person is a suspected international terrorist or declares a group to be an international terrorist group for reasons other than those provided for under subsections (1) (b) or 4(b) of Section 9 of the Act, the Attorney-General shall enter the name and other details of such a person or group in the Nigeria List.
"The Attorney-General may remove or amend the name of a person or group or any other relevant details under the Nigeria List whenever the President revokes or amends a declaration made under Section 9 of the Act.

"The Attorney-General shall cause the Nigeria List, including any revision or amendment as may be made thereto from time to time, to be disseminated for the purpose of these Regulations."
The Regulations have also mandated the government to freeze all funds held by any designated person or group.
The Gazette says: "The funds or other economic resources owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly by a designated person whose name and other details are on the Lists shall be frozen.
"Freezing of funds shall be without prejudice to the rights of third parties acting in good faith.
"For the purpose of sub-regulation(1) of this Regulation, in determining whether funds are controlled by a designated person, the fact that such funds are held in the name of an associate or relation is immaterial.
"Where the name of a person or of an entity is confirmed to be on the Lists, the Institution shall block the funds or any other economic resources identified as belonging to or connected with the person or entity on the lists and shall ensure that the account is not operated and thereafter forward to the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

"All funds and other economic resources frozen under this Regulation shall be recorded against the names of the owners and beneficial owners for proper management."

via The Nation




Posted: at 8-11-2011 12:27 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- sugaDaddy1forU at 8-11-2011 12:28 AM (12 years ago)
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OK, we're here waiting...

Posted: at 8-11-2011 12:28 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- toibeli at 8-11-2011 12:38 AM (12 years ago)
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Yea right, we've heard that before Roll Eyes
Posted: at 8-11-2011 12:38 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- swaggkidkhalifa at 8-11-2011 12:55 AM (12 years ago)
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Where Jack bauer?
Posted: at 8-11-2011 12:55 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Simon-Zeletus at 8-11-2011 04:51 AM (12 years ago)
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What is five years, any person convicted either sponsor or master mind or carried operation or what ever to link of this terrorist in Nigeria must to face  life sentence or shoot aside no mercy. I REST MY CASE
Posted: at 8-11-2011 04:51 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ecto at 8-11-2011 05:58 AM (12 years ago)
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Why the long wait to puplish the list? Or havent the Boko Haram done enough harm?
Posted: at 8-11-2011 05:58 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sugaDaddy1forU at 8-11-2011 06:33 AM (12 years ago)
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Im still not getting this, I felt like Govt is playing politics here. How can kidnappers which everybody knows as southerners will get life sentence if get caught according to the bill passed by the senate last month and the boko haram which everybody knows as northern's muslims, who has been destroying Govt buildings and killing innocent people in dozens without any age limit will get only 5 years if get caught. Can somebody explain this to me becoz i believe that after 5 years they'll keep on doing what they doing. I kind of felt like the Fed Govt is scared of this people, is it bcoz they're in more groupe than kidnappers n also involved with top politicians in the country as their sponsors.

Posted: at 8-11-2011 06:33 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Katee at 8-11-2011 07:49 AM (12 years ago)
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dat can only happen in d dream. D president dat can publish dat list is not yet born.
Posted: at 8-11-2011 07:49 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- eoadex2003 at 8-11-2011 09:28 AM (12 years ago)
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We  they wait.
Posted: at 8-11-2011 09:28 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Alphamale at 8-11-2011 09:51 AM (12 years ago)
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Why is it taking them so long to do the right thing, the govt is just inept.
Posted: at 8-11-2011 09:51 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DHash at 8-11-2011 10:27 AM (12 years ago)
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OK
Posted: at 8-11-2011 10:27 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 8-11-2011 11:05 AM (12 years ago)
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plz they shud hastn up
Posted: at 8-11-2011 11:05 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- machuks4u at 8-11-2011 12:55 PM (12 years ago)
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 ::)its not all about saying what at the end of the day,they wont do.....our gov has been known to say things and dont accomplish them...many innocent people are dying for no cause....plz gov of nigeria lets be serious atleast for once
Posted: at 8-11-2011 12:55 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- divineproject at 8-11-2011 12:58 PM (12 years ago)
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5yrs??.........why only 5yrs.............?

Puuuuaaaaaaaaaa.............this is just a threat, publish am make we see...........

In my own little way, whenever such threats are made before any action, it only remain threats and nothing more..........if government want to publish it, it would do so without alerting the public first.............publish it make we see...........

Come oo............if government is threatening to publish names, it means government know those sponsoring terrorism in the country...........so if they publish it, what do they expect the ordinary citizen to do, go after these terrorists/groups?...........I dey here

Posted: at 8-11-2011 12:58 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Lekan22 at 8-11-2011 01:41 PM (12 years ago)
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When will that be?
Posted: at 8-11-2011 01:41 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donspirado88 at 8-11-2011 02:05 PM (12 years ago)
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They can only fool themselves not the people... FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLsssssssssss Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 8-11-2011 02:05 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- papyefisy at 8-11-2011 02:37 PM (12 years ago)
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ok we're waiting! Huh?
Posted: at 8-11-2011 02:37 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- onyimau20 at 8-11-2011 02:41 PM (12 years ago)
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passing
Posted: at 8-11-2011 02:41 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kattie77 at 8-11-2011 03:13 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: teebaz990 on  8-11-2011 04:23 AM
It's not the list that we Nigerians are after but subsequent arrest and jail of the people whose names are on the list period.
correct!!!
Posted: at 8-11-2011 03:13 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chi-God at 8-11-2011 03:59 PM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: sugaDaddy1forU on  8-11-2011 06:33 AM
Im still not getting this, I felt like Govt is playing politics here. How can kidnappers which everybody knows as southerners will get life sentence if get caught according to the bill passed by the senate last month and the boko haram which everybody knows as northern's muslims, who has been destroying Govt buildings and killing innocent people in dozens without any age limit will get only 5 years if get caught. Can somebody explain this to me becoz i believe that after 5 years they'll keep on doing what they doing. I kind of felt like the Fed Govt is scared of this people, is it bcoz they're in more groupe than kidnappers n also involved with top politicians in the country as their sponsors.

my brother i tireoooo nigeria is turning to another thing, imagine the wickedness, just because of hatred.
Posted: at 8-11-2011 03:59 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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