The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has made a strong case for the establishment of special anti-terrorism courts to strengthen the war against terrorism and insurgency in Africa.
He made the call on Wednesday at the ongoing 46th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, African Region Conference holding in Nairobi Kenya.
Senator Ekweremadu who is the head of the Nigeria Delegation, warned that terrorism in Africa was more widespread than was generally recognised.
He said the Information Technology, penetration in Africa meant that terrorist groups could now mobilize, establish and maintain cells and links without the physical obstacles of borders.
He therefore called on African nations to pay attention to judicial reforms as they embark of reform of legal frameworks and institutions to fight terrorism.
The theme of the Conference is “Democracy and Development in Africa: Policy Options in the Post-Millennium Development Goal Framework”.