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Stanlab claims Tinubu lacks political will to address security insecurity

Security expert Col. Hassan Stanlab (RTD) said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has yet to show the political will to address the spate of insecurity in the country.

Speaking on the Arise TV Morning Show, he maintained that there has not been much change in the country on this issue since President Tinubu assumed the leadership of the country.

Stan Rabo, who was actively involved in restoring peace in war-torn Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 1980s and 1990s, was inspired by Plateau State, where unknown gunmen killed more than 160 people on Christmas Eve. He cited the president's refusal to visit the community. And the day he makes his case.

He said: “There appears to be a lack of political will to confront this threat. We are beginning to see what happened with the previous government. The political will is weak.

“The commander-in-chief came out in a helicopter in military uniform, assured the villagers that this trash would be cleaned up, and then spoke to the sergeants and told them to identify the perpetrators of the dastardly act and instructed the village chiefs. You would have expected DSS and other service chiefs to deliver or they could lose their jobs.

“This is the kind of determination we expect from our commander-in-chief. Is it really that hard to defeat these guys? What's going on?”

He called on the president not to listen to those in the country who are vulnerable to terrorists and bandits.

The veteran frowned at the idea of ​​granting amnesty to terrorists, but added that the president has ample opportunity to confront perpetrators of insecurity with the seriousness they deserve.

He condemned the over-centralization of the security establishment at the federal level and argued that the creation of state police would help address security challenges in the country.

He alleged that former President Muhammadu Buhari did nothing to address the spate of insecurity in the country during his eight years in power.

He asserted that during the Buhari administration, Nigeria lacked political leadership to deal with perpetrators of insecurity due to unwarranted sentiments against religion, tribalism and ethnicity.


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