Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of recruiting vigilantes as National Security operatives.

According to Mr. Mahama, the current recruits are alleged armed robbers who work as security operatives during the day and resume armed robbery activities at night.

“I’m saying that the Delta Forces and Invisible Forces live with our people in the communities. We know some of them were dishonourable characters.

“Today, we see those same people with National Security IDs carrying weapons and all that”. `

Giving more examples to back his claim, the former President alleged that there have been instances where suspected armed robbers have been arrested holding national security ID cards.

“So we can safely say that some of the vigilante characters are involved in dishonourable activities,” Mr Mahama said in an interview on Starr Fm.

During the interview, he refuted claims by the Special Prosecutor that, he is ‘Government Official 1’ in the Airbus Scandal.

The NDC flagbearer said Martin Amidu has no basis to proceed and investigate him because he accrued no financial benefit from the Airbus contract.

He added that, the move is part of diversionary tactics employed by the Special Prosecutor and the ruling party to implicate him and also divert attention from the findings on the Agyapa deal in the corruption risk assessment report.