I was there some years ago (12-15?) for a corporate event. Exactly my reaction. I was nervous being unarmed in a place where the locals buy wrought iron and razor wire by the ton.
Havent been back, not planning on it.
To top off all the other crime, someone at the airport ripped open my suitcase by destroying the zipper, and rifled through my stuff...luckily, it contained only clothes, and I guess they were after bigger quarry, because, nothing was missing.