A former Military Intelligence Officer, Col Hassan Stan-Labo (rtd) has decried the recurring occurrences of the Northern political leaders negotiating with bandits within the nation.
Stan-Labo stated the Nigerian Military has all it takes to crush the raiders terrorising the Northern a part of Nigeria.
He stated this throughout a TV programme on Come up Information anchored by Reuben Abatti on Tuesday.
Nigeria is on the mercy of the Boko Haram terrorists, killer Fulani herders and bandits who principally have their origins from the North.
Tens of 1000’s have been killed by these criminals, whereas private and non-private funds have additionally given to them as ransom to safe freedom for his or her victims.
Reacting in the course of the programme, the ex-officer stated the sovereignty of the nation was endangered with incessant assaults of bandits that weren’t checked by the navy.
“We can’t, and I repeat we can’t negotiate with these guys. We’ve received what it takes to crush them off. You solely start to barter whenever you’ve not achieved your homework. If you’ve not put what ought to be put in place, in place.
“They’ve taken over your youngsters or your residents, maintain them ransom, there’s nothing you are able to do. Any try at rescue operation, there might be excessive collateral harm, you lose almost half or three-quarters of them, after which you’re referred to as to start out negotiating.
“As a rustic with a robust Defence Power, having really geared up your stock, my God, you go there and crush the enemy. That’s what I anticipate from Nigeria. We did this in Liberia, we did this in Sierra Leone. What is going on with us? Is that this Nigeria?
“Our sovereignty is threatened. Bandits have taken over this nation, and we’re watching? We’re watching? For Christ’s sake, we should save this nation. That is the one land we have now. Can somebody inform the President that Nigeria is sinking? Every single day, we’re sinking.”