Security consultant and defence strategist, Col. Hassan Stan-Labo (rtd.) said former president Muhammadu Buhari made the fight against terrorism in the country harder to win.
Col. Stan-Labo stated this in an interview on Arise Television on Wednesday.
According to the military expert, insisted of Buhari fighting terrorism, he romancing with those perpetrating the act and granting amnesty to some terrorists that were nabbed.
He said, “I agree that General Buhari in the last eight years or thereabout did virtually nothing and I mean virtually nothing in our fight against terrorism, if anything, he promoted and enhanced our hardship as far as our fight against terrorism is concerned.
“It’s unfortunate that we’re talking about our number one citizen as at then within the period of the last eight years, a period I refer to that Nigeria had no political leader.
“We saw all the lines of actions taken by the political strategic level of decision making, we saw all the lines of actions even from the presidency, we saw how minister who had business or things to do do with terrorists were made to remain in their positions as ministers, one was even in charge of our entire national data, we could go on and on.
Stan-Labo said President Buhari administration allowed undue sentiments right from the presidency to be visited in its alleged, purported action against terrorism.
He said one could read religion, tribalism, ethnicism and so on in the administration’s fight against terrorism.
Stan-Labo said, “It’s unfortunate, and at the sub national level we had governors, especially, up north where I come from, that had all sorts of romance and unholy relationship with terrorism, degenerating to a situation where some of them were even talking about amnesty, it was shocking to some of them.
Amnesty for who? You tell me they are repentant terrorists, repentance from what? We are soldiers, our duty is not to grant your repentance, our duty is to hasten your appointment with God, to heaven or hell where he would grant you penance.