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Nigerian govt convicted 1,000 terrorists in 18 months – Malami

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Ibrahim Ramalan
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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has disclosed that the Federal Government secured the conviction of 1,000 terrorists in the last 18 months.

Mr Malami disclosed this on Thursday during a media briefing at the State House, Abuja.

According to him, the government has also secured the conviction of 312 other criminals within the same period.

“The ministry has so far secured over 1,000 convictions on terrorism. Convictions have also been secured in 45 cases by the Complex Casework Group, Maritime unit, and the special task force on electricity offences and across the 13 zonal offices of the ministry,” he said.

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Mr Malami added that his ministry is coordinating the next phase of terrorism-related trials in collaboration with the Federal High Court, the Legal Aid Council, and the Defence Headquarters.

“The Ministry of Justice has successfully processed over 350 Mutual Legal Assistance and 50 extradition requests including extradition proceedings against suspended DCP Abba Kyari from the United States of America.

“My office filed extradition proceedings against the suspended DCP Abba Kyari in line with an MLA request from the USA,” the AGF added.

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