Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013

About the law

This law amends the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011 makes a provision for extra-territorial application of the Act and strengthens terrorist financing offences.

Key provisions:

  • Makes the office of the National Security Adviser the national coordinating body for all security and enforcement agencies under this Act
  • Makes the Attorney General of the Federation the authority for the implementation and administration of the Act
  • Gives law enforcement agencies the responsibility for gathering intelligence and investigation of offences under the Act
  • Provides the powers for the law enforcement agencies to effectively carry out their intelligence gathering and investigation functions
  • Provides a special class of offences against internationally protected persons
  • Detention for a renewable period of 90 days (upon an exparte court order) of individuals being investigated for suspected terrorist activity.
  • Protection of informants and witnesses

You may read the full provisions of the law here – Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act 2013

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