Al-Mustapha: I Don’t Regret My Actions

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Former Chief Security Officer to the late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has said that regrets don’t exist in his life, describing his past as a “no pain, no gain” experience.

Al-Mustapha, Who spoke as a guest lecturer at the closing ceremony of the ‘Press Week’ of Nigerian Union of Journalists in Enugu, said Nigeria as nation is patriotic but that Nigerian leaders are like termites that “eat and eat until the fabric of the wood is gone.”

“What I went through from 1998 to 2002 was nothing compared to what I went through from 2002 to 2015, Al-Mustapha said.

“While I was in service, I stood by my oath to serve and defend my country. I don’t have any regrets. Regret does not exist in my life. In the absence of pain there is no gain so it is all experience. I thank God for everything. Also, I don’t have any regrets for not exploiting my position to enrich myself – it is better for me to suffer than to destroy Nigeria.

“Nigeria is not a patriotic country – Nigeria’s leaders are like termites. They eat and eat until the fabric of the wood is gone; they eat everything until the inside becomes empty.

“When you look at them they are the same termites they were yesterday,” he added.

Recall that Al-Mustapha, who was arrested for the murder of late Kudirat Abiola and consequently sentenced to death by hanging in 2002, was later discharged and acquitted by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal in 2013.


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