30 million arms/weapons in wrong hands in Nigeria — Ex-Army chief

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Hassan Stan-Labo

…Warns: Repentant bandits, terrorists may have become double agents, terrors in their communities

…‘Security experts’ ‘espionage visit’ to North-East’

By Chris Onuoha

In the second part of his interview with Sunday Vanguard, Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo (rtd), a former Chief of Staff, 9 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Ikeja, says he is not surprised about the insecurity in Nigeria as, according to him, millions of arms/weapons are in wrong hands.

He also speaks on amnesty for bandits and terrorists as well as the visit by some security experts to the war front in the North-East. Excerpts:

Paying of ransom to kidnappers has now become the rule rather than the exception. What do you think? Is it the right thing to do in our circumstance?

Paying of ransom to kidnappers could actually encourage the art of kidnapping. However, in the absence of a better option, as is always the case, relations are compelled to do the needful. Payment of such ransom could save the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper