President Muhammadu Buhari is set to completely overhaul the nation’s security apparatus, according to Babagana Monguno, national security adviser.
The president has again ordered the nation’s security chiefs to rejig their security strategy, as their effort has not been good enough.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the National Security Council presided over by the president on Tuesday in Abuja.
Monguno said since the issues are operational, Bashir Magashi, minister of defence, “is working on something” and will likely give a new direction to the security agencies in the days to come.
He said Buhari told the service chiefs that Nigerians have lost confidence in the security sector but he is determined to restore that confidence.
“The president is angry over the declining security situation. At the last meeting, he mentioned it,” Monguno said.
“What he said today is virtually a reaffirmation of what he said the first time. Yes Mr President said you are doing your best, as far as I’m concerned, but there’s still a lot more to be done. I’m more concerned about the promise we made to the larger Nigerian society and I am ordering an immediate re-engineering of the entire security apparatus.
“This is something that I believe will be done in a very short time, but I just want us to keep hope alive.I know how everybody feels, I know how Nigerians feel, definitely the president is not oblivious of the fact that securing the nation is a primary responsibility of government and I believe in his sincerity, but again, since he’s not an octopus, since he’s not a spirit, if he delegates to people, then the onus is on them to actually fulfil the legitimate expectations of the larger Nigerian society.”
The NSA also disclosed that the council noted that proliferation of drugs is driving insecurity in the country.
Monguno said the manner of killings of their victims can only mean one thing, that the bandits, kidnappers and terrorists are out of their minds.