MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) Major Hamza Al-Mustapha to one-time Nigeria’s military ruler; General Sani Abacha, has alleged that rich people with access to weapons and hard drugs were behind insecurity bedeviling Nigeria.
Al-Mustapha said dealing with the situation would require the authorities to step on toes in the effort to normalise the security situation.
“If this arises, from what I have 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”. He said.
Major Al-Mustapha who spoke on a recent viral VOA Hausa interview, said:” It is high time that every patriotic Nigerian, anyone who has Nigeria, Africa or the entire world at heart, should stand up and make 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 have 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 over power 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.”
The former CSO said many bad things were happening in the country as some few individuals have become so powerful to have acquired the means of exploring, refining and exporting the nation’s mineral resources.
He alleged that these few Nigerians benefitting from the country’s mineral resources seemed to be unstoppable.
“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 tactic, 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”. He said.