Senator Shehu Sani, has alleged that security chiefs are building personal businesses with funds allocated for arms procurement in the fight against terrorists, bandits in the country.
Mr Sani stated these on Sunday when he featured in AIT ‘Talk Show’ programme monitored by PM News.
The former lawmaker lamented the lingering security challenges in the country, saying citizens were being massacred daily because security agents and government of the day had become hopeless and helpless.
According to him, the level of killing was too high for government to talk about providing infrastructure rather than looking for ways to end wanton destruction of lives and property.
The senator said banditry activities and kidnapping in Nigeria have become a business enterprise for some elements, such that ransom being paid by the victims got to them directly.
“From what I am seeing, it has become a business for some people in Nigeria.
“Billions upon billions are pumped into banditry and terrorism as ransom and there seems not to be an end in sight and from the side of government, hundreds of billions are being pumped into defence and security apparatus, and it’s still not solving the problem.
“Our security agents before the coming of the new Service Chiefs, what do they do? They’re all establishing Universities in their villages.
“Now security agents are building hotels and shopping malls and business units. Is that what security agencies are supposed to do? To build hostels, shopping malls and building of Universities?”
He said the Niger Republic is safer than Nigeria, wondering how the country wasn’t able to effectively secure her borders despite its huge population and resources.