The Arewa Youth Assembly, Friday, made case for the sack of the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno; security chiefs and heads of intelligence agencies and departments. The group’s spokesman, Mohammed Danlami, stated this in a release.
Its call was informed by insecurity ravaging many parts of the country, as well as the failure of Nigeria’s security apparatuses to detect terror threats recently announced by the US government, which alleged that Abuja is vulnerable to imminent terror attacks.
According to the group, “Despite the astronomic increase in our security budget and procurement of equipment to aide intelligence gathering, it took the intervention of the United States of America to expose the plans of the terrorists to attack our nation’s capital.
“Failure and incompetence is enough evidence to lay off the NSA and security chiefs as it has vindicated previous calls for their removal.
“Since there is total collapse in intelligence gathering of our country, which has forced us to become parasitic on America, we reiterate our call for the sack of NSA, all heads of Intelligence agencies and departments and also service chiefs.
“Since our persistent calls and protests for the sack of the NSA fell on deaf ears, it is important for us to let President Muhammadu Buhari realize that terrorists can plan his kidnap for ransom and succeed if he continues with the present heads of intelligence network.
“Those who pegged 60 years as retirement age for civil servants, military and paramilitary personnel did so in the best interest of the country and the system they are expected to serve.
“The series of memos from directors of NIA which triggered the arrest of some staff of People’s Gazette, an online news media, ought to have served as sufficient signal to Mr President to know that all is not well with the NIA.”
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