The National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, revealed measures being considered to impede terrorist activities including a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining to cut off their sources of funds.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, flanked by his Interior and Police Affairs counterparts, Rauf Aregbesola and Mohammed Dingyadi, respectively, briefed correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying that it focused on the logistics used by the terrorists.
These logistics, Malami said, include motorcycles used for movement and mining, which provides them with the money to fund their arms supply.
He said the federal government is now looking at ways to inhibit their actions by blocking the sources already identified.
Malami noted that terrorists have moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking, making it necessary for the government to act.
Also speaking, the Minister of Interior, affirmed that substantial efforts went into the gathering of intelligence before the recent attack on Kuje Correctional Center but regretted that there was an absence of will to act on it.
Aregbesola, who said the preliminary investigation on the attack had been submitted to the president, assured that all those who are found to have shrieked their responsibilities at the end of the ongoing investigation, would be punished.