By Elohor Igbru, Abuja
The National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno will not like this. After more than seven years in charge of the security architecture in Nigeria, he has finally received his verdict: FAILED.
This verdict was given by the senator representing Niger East, Sani Musa who also asked him to resign over his monumental failure.
Musa also criticized Monguna, a retired Major General for not being the first to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of the threat by terrorists to kidnap him.
The senator who spoke on Sunday in an interview with Channels Television, said the country is bleeding and Monguno’s performance is self-indicting.
“If it is true, going by the saying of Governor el-Rufai that the president was not aware, that singular act is enough for the NSA to be booted out,” he said.
“A country is bleeding and you will tell me that as the helmsman to strategise how our security should be functioning, you are not aware of this and the president cannot be informed. It is self-indicting.”
Speaking further on the rising insecurity, the Niger senator said he would have resigned if he was the NSA to the president, adding that security operatives always fail to act on intelligence reports.
“We have to call a spade a spade. If I was the national security adviser in this country I would tender my resignation because I have failed. When they are creating cells, you don’t wait until when you are attacked then you will act,” he added.
“These intelligence that are being shared are information given to you at a stage where the culprits have not concluded their motives and plans and you will neutralise them.
“So for me, I believe that we need to re-strategise and look at our demographic. If you go to Niger state, today, you will see a lot of IDPs, people have left their villages.”