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Resign now, APC Senator tells National Security Adviser

“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.

For his apparent failings and incapacity, the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, should be sacked or resign now, Sen. Sani Musa (Niger East) has demanded.

He said for failing to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of the terrorists’ plan to abduct him, Monguno should be given the boot.

Persecondnews recalls that terrorists had in a video clip threatened to kidnap Buhari and Kaduna Gov. Nasir El Rufai.

The president was not informed of the planned attack until El Rufai told him.

“That single act is enough for the NSA to be kicked out,” as his state is currently under heavy bandit attack.

“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.

“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 are shared at a stage where the culprits have not concluded their motives and plans and you will neutralise them,” the senator said in an interview on Channels TV on Sunday evening.

He said without access to NSA intelligence reports, President Buhari will find it challenging to take action on security-related matters.

“So for me, I believe that we need to re-strategize and look at our demographics. If you go to Niger state today, you will see a lot of IDPs, people have left their villages.”

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