Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Nigeria. The stories here come from users.


Nigeria's AGF "ignorant of" death penalty for terrorists law

14 April 2016, 14:54 Peregrino Brimah

The frustration on why Nigeria could possibly continue to fail to give death sentences to murderous Boko Haram terrorists while it sentences robbers and others to death, was cemented today as the Attorney General of the federation denied the prescription of death for murderous terrorists.

As reported in the news, Mallam Abubakar Malami, the AGF told Amnesty International guests that "convicted members of the Boko Haram sect in the country could not be executed because the laws under which they were tried did not prescribe death sentence."

It is criminally perplexing to realize that Nigeria's young AGF does not know the law or chooses to disregard it to selectively "protect" Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists.

Nigeria's Terrorism Prevention Act of 2011 as amended in 2013, Part 1, subsection 4 states:

"(2) without prejudice to sub-section (2) of this section, where death results from any terrorist act, the penalty shall be death sentence."

It is explicitly stated: death for terrorists who kill.

In February of 2013 a Senate session unanimously resolved on the "Bill for an Act to amend the Terrorism (prevention) Act, 2012,” brought forward by its Conference Committee during plenary, that there was no alternative to punishing terrorism offenders than death. [See Vanguard, February 20, 2013: Senate okays death penalty for terrorists]

While Nigeria's armed forces has demonstrated its willingness to act pre-meditatively on several occasions, as the new primary law enforces ahead of the police, in Abia and Zaria, assuming the role of judge, jury and executioner, granting immediate death sentences to Nigerian protesting and praying youth, it is perplexing to see that the Attorney General of the federation expected to intervene with immediate probes in cases of suspected actual violations, rather positions himself selectively in protection of Boko Haram terrorists in clear violation of Nigeria's laws.

Nigeria is making camps for "repentant" Boko Haram terrorists. Under the AGF and the current heads of Security, with the above thinking, will terrorists who have killed human beings be not only spared death in violation of the law of the land and laws of God, but even be released to walk among regular people?

Who can call the AGF to order?

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...