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Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Racoon(m): 6:40pm On Apr 27, 2022
The Senate has passed a bill seeking to amend the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2013, and to prohibit the payment of ransom to kidnappers in Nigeria.

The passage of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 (Amendment) Bill, 2022, followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The report was laid by the committee chairman, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), before consideration.

Mr 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.

According to the lawmaker, “the overall import of this bill is to discourage the rising spate of kidnapping and abduction for ransom In Nigeria, which is fast spreading across the country.”

He disclosed that in the memoranda presented to the committee, plethora of issues relating to the subject matter of terrorism and terrorism financing in line with global best practices were raised.

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.

He added that, “having policies in place to combat financing of terrorism will surely reduce or eliminate privacy and anonymity in financial and other sundry transactions as it relates to the subject in our society.”

He explained further that the need to comprehensively review the Terrorism Prevention Act arose from the unfavorable ratings of Financial Act Task Force (FATF) recommendations of Nigeria’s Mutual Evaluation Report and consequent placement of Nigeria in FATF’S International Cooperation and Review Group Process with its impending sanctions on Nigeria’s economy.

He stated that the National Task Force on improving Nigeria’s Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime in Nigeria, proposed improvement on the Act in order to address the deficiencies noted in its provisions so as to align with the required standard as obtainable in other jurisdictions.

He emphasised that the proposed repeal and enactment Bill was geared towards improving the effectiveness of countermeasures against terrorism, terrorism financing and proliferation financing.

The lawmaker noted that the repeal is aimed at providing adequate framework for improved international collaboration, inter-agency cooperation and freezing of terrorist funds/assets.

Mr Bamidele said that, “the passage of this Bill will save Nigeria from being included among countries in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Grey List with its attendant negative consequences, which might ultimately result to international sanctions that would affect the image of the country in the comity of nations.”

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

He said, “It is our belief here in the Senate, that this bill, by the time signed into an Act by Mr President, will enhance the efforts of this government in the fight against terrorism, kidnapping, and other associated and related vices.

“This is one piece of legislation that can turn around not only the security situation in Nigeria, but even the economic fortunes of our country.

“We have done so much as a government, in terms of infrastructural development across all parts of this country, but because security situation is not the kind of situation that we all want, this tends to overshadow all the tremendous and massive developments in our country.

“I believe that the Executive will waste no time in signing this bill into law, and it is our hope that this additional piece of legislation will achieve the purpose for which it has been worked upon by the Senate, and, indeed, the National Assembly and, for the reason for which it would also be signed by Mr. President.

“Let me make it very clear here, that the fight against insecurity, whether it is kidnapping, terrorism or whatsoever, is not the sole role of a government.

“The contribution and support by citizens is essential, because our security agencies need vital and critical information against terrorism and other things that make life difficult for us.” The bill was passed by the chamber after it scaled third reading on the floor.
https://dailynigerian.com/just-senate-amends-terrorism/

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Xscape1993(m): 6:41pm On Apr 27, 2022
Funny country... Who are even the terrorists in Nigeria? Why do we keep deceiving ourselves in this country? You and I know the real terrorists, our tormentors....

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Aonkuuse(m): 6:44pm On Apr 27, 2022
What's the difference if Ramson is paid or not when the same people are given presidential treat and called repented terrorists

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Nwodosis(m): 6:47pm On Apr 27, 2022
Na now the payments go start!
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Racoon(m): 6:47pm On Apr 27, 2022
Silly jokers! After the same government refused to deal with the same terrorists they are still calling bandits today despite the court pronouncing the terrorists?

Same terrorists that UAE exposed by listing their names but Nigerian govt have refused to act against them but begging the Dubai govt to keep same confidential?

Same terrorists that are freely moving cash without detection by the relevant financial institutions in Nigeria? Have BVN-SIM-NIN linkage prevent terrorists that are even using phone network easily?

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by MadamVanessa(f): 6:53pm On Apr 27, 2022
shocked
Idiotic uselesssss country

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Racoon(m): 6:53pm On Apr 27, 2022
"...The proposed repeal and enactment Bill was geared towards improving the effectiveness of counter- measures against terrorism, terrorism financing & proliferation financing.

The lawmaker noted that the repeal is aimed at providing adequate framework for improved international collaboration, inter-agency cooperation & freezing of terrorist funds/assets.
This will never work in Nigeria because all the top shots of this govt are terrorists sympathizers. They are just enjoying the show.

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by BKayy: 6:56pm On Apr 27, 2022
In other words, if they kidnap you, you done go be that oh.

Watch as the other terrorists in Uniform will use this opportunity to open office on you ignoramuses head. If they kidnap you, they will ask you to pay them times two of the initial ransom to take the ransom to the other terrorists or arrest you for taking the ransom to the other terrorists and charge you times two of what you paid as ransom for bail.

Either way, the terrorists in Uniform win

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Nbotee(m): 7:19pm On Apr 27, 2022
If only these useless terrorists will begin to go after these polithieftians let's see whether they won't pay up.. Bastards

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by PALAPALA02(m): 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2022
Does any law stands in this lawless shithole called Nigeria.
How many laws wey dem dey uphold.

U bring out a law against politicians, dem go go court go bend am to dia favour

U say mak police no dey collect bribe for checkpoint, buh na dem collect bribe pass

U say bail is free, buh u must pay bail money to comot.
Lawless shithole

Na dem go stil go behind go pay d ransom to te kidnappers dem

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by meritadavize1(m): 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2022
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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by oluwaseyi0: 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2022
They will never make with sense


The politician idiots are the first to pay when caught because they have plenty from what they stole
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by NwaNimo1(m): 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2022

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Maxymilliano(m): 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2022
shocked These senators no just get common sense at all.. Something that is not realistic in the present situation. If you don't want people to pay ransom then secure the country.

Nigeria is just such a sorry country run by senseless criminals.

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Evergreen4(m): 7:34pm On Apr 27, 2022
They and their family members will still be the one to pay Ransom.


By the was why are they prohibiting it. Was payment of Ransom part of our law before
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by dmedicare(m): 7:35pm On Apr 27, 2022
Buhari wants to give his boys automatic tickets to slaughter Nigerians. This is because his bandits will surely kidnapp people and people will be scared of paying the business men bandits ransom, the bandits business men will have no choice than to slaughter their victims.
I weep for my country.
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by EggonBoy(m): 7:35pm On Apr 27, 2022
Let me read other people opinion though

Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by iCauseTrouble: 7:35pm On Apr 27, 2022
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Samade7: 7:35pm On Apr 27, 2022
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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Akwamkpuruamu: 7:36pm On Apr 27, 2022
If your loved one is kidnapped, no be person go tell you to beg for ransom for your person to be released!
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by Brendaniel: 7:37pm On Apr 27, 2022
People will start hiding to pay ransom and people will stop reporting kidnap cases to the police, is this law really helping...

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by tommy589(m): 7:38pm On Apr 27, 2022
No more traveling to kidnapping prone states again.
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by xristos(m): 7:38pm On Apr 27, 2022
hmm shebi they don't want incoming government to launder via audio terrorism..by claiming payment to bandits..

u killed by the sword but dont want same sword to pass over ur hear
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by zoedew: 7:38pm On Apr 27, 2022
Waste.
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by jospepper(m): 7:38pm On Apr 27, 2022
Talk is cheap.
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by buygala(m): 7:39pm On Apr 27, 2022
grin grin


Zoo senators behaving less than zoo animals..


So it is now the victims' fault that they are kidnapped... so they must find a way to pull a Rambo on the kidnappers, join the kidnappers, or die
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by GboyegaD(m): 7:39pm On Apr 27, 2022
It's time the Senate president gets kidnapped.

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Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by RexTramadol1: 7:40pm On Apr 27, 2022
Good legislation
Re: Senate Amends Terrorism Act, Prohibits Payment Of Ransom To Kidnappers by DryMouth: 7:40pm On Apr 27, 2022
This is abt almost 25th time am hearing this.

Idiots

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