Terrorism: APC Senator, Sani Musa demands NSA, Monguno’s immediate resignation

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Musa Sani, an All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator has asked the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno to resign immediately.

Musa, who represents Niger East senatorial district, said that insecurity had gone from bad to worse under the current administration.

Appearing on Channels Television on Sunday, the lawmaker wondered why Monguno, a retired Major General and former Chief of Defence Intelligence, is still sitting tight as the NSA while innocent citizens die on a daily basis.

“What proactive action has the NSA taken? We have to call a spade a spade. If I was the NSA in this country, I will tender my resignation because I have failed,” the lawmaker said.

Niger is one of the worst-hit states by terrorists’ activities and Musa believes that Monguno has done absolutely nothing to bring solutions to the daily attacks by the terrorists.

“When they [terrorists] are creating cells, you do not wait until when you are attacked before acting,” he added.

“The intelligence that is being shared is a pre-information given to you at a stage where these culprits have not concluded their plans and you neutralise them. For me, I believe that we need to restrategise.

“To say the issue of insecurity is disturbing is an understatement. Nigeria is a country that is evolving, and we have never seen it like this since after the civil war.

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“We used to have armed forces that are reckoned with; they have fought wars in other countries in order to bring peace to those countries but today, the whole thing is different,” he lamented.

Musa is not the first person to call for the resignation or sack of Monguno. Recently, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to not only sack the NSA and Minister of Defence, but to arrest and prosecute them.

HURIWA further described both men and the other service chiefs as saboteurs, accusing them of working towards surrendering the country to terrorists.