…say Monguno, as their kinsman, has did not cease insecurity
…search quick alternative with competent Nigerian
…insist safety state of affairs worse than Afghanistan
…attraction to Buhari to redeem picture earlier than Could 29
Kinsmen of the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd), have referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of pressing nationwide precedence, sack the retired senior officer, for failing to successfully coordinate the intelligence companies to offer assist in curbing the worsening insecurity within the nation.
The elders, working beneath the aegis of the North East Elders for Peace and Growth (NEEPD), mentioned given the escalating safety state of affairs throughout the nation, posterity won’t be truthful to them, in the event that they failed to talk up loudly, based mostly on sentiments.
They maintained that, in occasions of emergency equivalent to Nigeria is presently, women and men of fine conscience should jettison tribal sentiments and different primordial issues, whereas placing on the garb of patriotism, with a view to rescuing the nation from sliding right into a failed state.
In an announcement signed by their Nationwide Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni, and Dr Hassan Ibrahim Monguno Borno State coordinator the elders expressed critical worries that the Nigerian State might, inadvertently, be sharing sovereignty with terrorists, whose daring tendencies at the moment are felt within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In keeping with the NEEPD, final Sunday’s assault on troops of the Guards Brigade on patrol operation alongside the Kubwa – Bwari expressway, just some weeks after the Kuje jail assault, signposts the failure of the NSA to prosecute his workplace diligently, and competently through the years.
Consequently, the elders appealed to Buhari to drop no matter attachments he has for his NSA, and instantly change him with a extra competent and result-oriented particular person, because the state of affairs within the nation as we speak, requires an emergency surgical procedure if we should reclaim our dignity as a sovereign entity.
With due respect to our expensive President, we make daring to say that the insecurity ravaging the nation as we speak, might be in contrast to what’s taking place in Afghanistan and different war-torn nations of the world battling terrorism and insurgency.
“Mr President, for the sake of posterity and the way forward for our youngsters, sack the Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Main Common Mohammed Babagana Monguno (retd) now”, the elders mentioned within the assertion.
Whereas recalling that the nation has been battling an insurgency within the North East, in addition to banditry and kidnapping within the North West for a very long time now, the elders argued that Monguno has proven indicators of weariness, having not delivered the type of actionable intelligence within the final seven years that he has served because the nation’s primary intelligence man.
The assertion reads: “We’ll like to begin by reminding the general public that, North East elders, we’re kinsmen of the NSA, Main Common Mohammed Babagana Monguno (retd), and that our love for him is mirrored within the assist and encouragement we confirmed him through the years.
“We’re, nonetheless, constrained to hunt his sack now, contemplating the worsening state of insecurity in Nigeria, occasioned by terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and the like.
“In occasions of nationwide emergency, teams, establishments, and other people of goodwill should put aside primordial sentiments, and stand on the facet of patriotism, fact, justice and equity.
“We dare to say that the insecurity, as witnessed in Nigeria presently, places the ‘large of Africa’s at par with war-torn nations like Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan and so on.
“The reality of the matter is, that Nigeria, with all sense of obligation and duty, at present shares sovereignty with Boko Haram, and ISWAP terrorists, who function with audacious impunity, and disdain for human lives.
“We’re acutely aware of the truth that President Buhari loves the nation a lot, that he’ll want to depart an enduring legacy behind, that posterity might choose him proper, when he’s no extra.
“It’s on that foundation, due to this fact, that we attraction to Mr President to, with out additional delay, relieve NSA Monguno of his duties and workplace, to pave the best way for the appointment of a New Safety Adviser, who will herald contemporary views and concepts on tips on how to deal with insecurity within the nation.
“It’s our collective hope, that Mr President stands an opportunity of redeeming his picture and that of his occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC), earlier than Could 29, 2023, when he’s anticipated at hand over to a brand new chief, having exhausted his statutory two phrases of 4 years every”.