Hamza Al- Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer to the late dictator, General Sani Abacha, has revealed those behind the security challenges in the country.
In an interview with VOA Hausa on Wednesday, Al-Mustapha alleged that wealthy Nigerians with access to weapons and hard drugs were sponsors of insecurity in the nation.
He claimed that few individuals in the country are benefitting from the country’s mineral resources and they seemed to be unstoppable.
Al-Mustapha stated that the solution to the insecurity issues would require that the federal government go after the sponsors of terrorism.
He said: ”It is high time that every patriotic Nigerian, anyone who has Nigeria, Africa or the entire world at heart, everyone should stand up and make a personal contribution. Things are not moving as expected.”
“There are people spending their money to cause crisis and it appears they are succeeding.”
“From the way, they’ve access to weapons today in Africa, and different kinds of drugs, and from the kind of people that are given such things and they are using it, these have shown that the strength they have has started to overpower the laws of African countries, especially here in Nigeria.
“That is why in my remarks, I delved on these issues and other issues pertaining to world affairs. If you want to stop them, they are ever ready to use all means at their disposal to fight you. They can even do that in collaboration with their local and foreign allies.
”They are powerful and can fight any government that tries to stop them. Fighting them. will require tact, reverting the laws and educating those carrying out the laws and those in government. They should know where they lag behind and where they are found wanting.
” If this arises, from what I’ve said if things are to be corrected, toes must be stepped upon People must be shown the right thing to do so that peace and harmony would be restored.”