Nigeria ElectionsIf I Become President, I Will Live In Sambisa — Al-Mustapha

Hamza Al-Mustapha, a presidential aspirant under the platform of Action Alliance (AA) has pledged that his administration will do whatever it takes to tackle insecurity in the country if he becomes the President of Nigeria.

Al-Mustapha, who is the former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, said this during an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa on Friday.

The presidential hopeful said he would relocate and live in Sambisa forest in Borno state, which is regarded as the epicentre of the Boko Haram, where he would take the necessary steps to neutralize the insurgents.

“If I become the President, I will live in Sambisa; I will stay there during weekends, holidays and see if anyone will touch me. I will deal with the problem of insecurity, no matter whose ox is gored,” he told BBC Hausa.

Lamenting that “Nigerian soldiers have now become policemen”, Al-Mustapha said he would restrategise the operations of the military for them to be able to tackle the security threats within the period of six months, adding that if the military fails to deliver, they will be prosecuted.

“Nigerian soldiers have now become policemen and you know how corrupt our police are. So, within these six months, I will bring sanity into the way the Nigerian military operates to be able to confront emerging security threats with renewed vigour and commitment.

“I swear if it is not possible to defeat terrorists in six months, I will demote all these senior officers and send them home, they will be prosecuted and must return the money given to them because I will probe them,” he added.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)
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