What Nigeria’s Can Gain From The Criminals Who Were Arrested For Producing AK 47 Rifles
Recently, the Nigeria police force announced that it has arrested a group of criminals who specialize in making Ak 47 guns in Jos, the capital of Plateau state.
This is so surprising to many Nigerians, but the most common questions that the Nigerians are later asking are as follows: how can that happen in a country like Nigeria? Where do they get the materials for the guns? What would be the fate of the criminal’s arrest?
All these questions are prerequisites to the development of the story, but one imperative thing is that the Nigerian government may later gain something vital from the criminals if my points can be considered.
However, no country is free from insecurity in the world, but most countries are making all efforts to subdue the criminal elements in their country by making use of several policies.
There are stories of criminals in America who later change their ways and do something good for the country, implying that such a story is not limited to America alone, i.e. most criminals who are arrested for one crime or another can be made to be useful for the nation and themselves if such changes can be made.
For instance, a man named Frank William Abagnale was once a world-famous-trickster at the age of 21. He was placed on the list of the most wanted men in America after he wrote $2.5 million in fraudulent checks and posed as an airline pilot, doctor, lawyer, and even a university professor. He was later apprehended and sentenced to five years imprisonment by the French police.
He was later released under the condition that he would be working with the U.S. government.
The reason for this was that the United States government knew that such a man was a genius in his chosen field, and if his ideology in the field could be exploited by the government, any other criminal in the line would be easily tracked in the future, which is why he was released early and made a deal with the government.
He later found his firm with the objective that he would be working with consulting financial institutions, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on fraud and security.
To date, he has serviced more than 14,000 companies, and his wonderful story was made into a film titled “cash
me if you can.”
There are numerous such stories in the world. Another man named Kelvin Mitnick was known to be a notorious hacker, and he was on the FBI’s most-wanted list. He was a fugitive for 3 years before he was arrested and incarcerated in 1995, but released in 2002.
He changed to be a new man ever since he was released. To date, he has helped other companies discover security lapses in their systems.
Hence, if Nigeria’s government resolves to rethink the case of the criminals, there could be something useful the government can gain from exploiting the criminals arrested for making Ak 47 guns.
According to the BBC news Yoruba here, Nigeria’s police spokesman, Frank Nba, stated that there is only a slight difference between the guns made by the criminals and those made in Europe when our brave soldiers run out of ammunition in their fight against insurgents.
More so, the criminals claimed to have produced and sold over 190 guns to another criminal. Thus, why can’t we make use of this criminal ideology of gun making to provide adequate ammunition for our military who are on the war front?
Finally, it should be noted that most criminals who have been arrested in the past for such crimes end up returning to it after their release; as a result, I will implore Nigeria’s government to release the criminals on the condition that they will manufacture the Ak 47 rifles on behalf of our country; this will still prevent us from spending another ridiculous amount of money on gun imports.