The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining activities in the country as part of strategy to curb terrorist activities, checkmate loopholes and cut off their sources of funding.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this on Thursday after a meeting of the National Security Council with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The minister disclosed that investigations are still ongoing, especially to establish the correlation between mining and motorcycles, which they suspect provide funding for the supply of arms to the terrorists.
Malami noted that terrorists had moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking.
He stated that the government was not unaware of the economic consequences of the proposed resolutions, particularly the motorcycle ban, but it has become imperative to guarantee the nation’s security.