The members of the proscribed Boko Haram and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu risk maximum sentencing or life imprisonment, the law Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act recently signed into law has said.
The law which was signed by President Muhammadu Buhari will most likely be used to curb the activities of both groups that have been proscribed by the court of law in the country.
The Nation reports that the law, however, provides a defence for members of the groups which will enable them to escape either the minimum or maximum sentence.
According to the newly signed law, any person who is a member of the two groups or professes to be a member of the terrorist organisation or proscribed entity within or outside Nigeria commits an offence.
The law in its provision stated the person who commits a crime liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than twenty years and up to a maximum of life imprisonment.