- Former chief security officer to the late head of state, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), is in the news again
- Al-Mustapha is said to have been working with his former colleagues in the military to secure the release of the abducted girls
- The former military officer was said to have been instrumental to the release of Islamic clerics and prayer warriors, who were abducted recently
A report by Leadership newspaper indicates that former chief security officer to the late head of state, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd) and some retired military officers may have begun making some overtures to the insurgents in order to secure the release of the remaining Chibok school girls from the captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents.
According to the report, that Al-Mustapha has been working with his former colleagues in the military to secure the release of the abducted girls.
The former military officer was said to have been instrumental to the release of Islamic clerics and prayer warriors, who were abducted recently, but released few days later without the payment of any ransom.
Some groups had on Thursday, April 18, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the likes of Al-Mustapha and other retired and serving military officers are part of the country’s security architecture in his second term.
The groups say their inclusion would enable the Buhari administration come up with new ideas aimed at addressing the various security challenges and even assist the government in securing the release of Shuaibu and the remaining Chibok school girls from the hold of Boko Haram.
One of the groups known as Buhari Integrity Group (BIG), in a statement made available to journalists, argued that curbing the spate of bloodletting occasioned by the nefarious activities of bandits, herdsmen, and terrorists require men like Al-Mustapha who possess immense security intelligence and experience to tackle such menace.
The national coordinator of BIG, Amodu Samson Anyebe, in his statement, expressed confidence that Al-Mustapha has sufficient ability and capacity to end the lingering security challenges ravaging some parts of the country.
“As a group, we solicit and call on the presidency to consider men like Major Hamza Al Mustapha (rtd), because his antecedents show that he has the wherewithal to restore security and calm to our troubled regions,” he said.
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