Sani Musa, A Senator representing Niger East has asked Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to resign over widespread insecurity in the country.
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, Musa slammed the NSA for not being the first to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of the threat by terrorists to kidnap him.
“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.
“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.”
Faulting security operatives’ failure to act on intelligence reports, Musa said he would have resigned if he was the NSA.
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“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.
“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.”