…NSA says President and the security chiefs are working tirelessly to end security challenges in the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for reenginerring of the totality of security apparatus in the country.
This was disclosed by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno while briefing journalists on Tuesday after the third National Security Council meeting in 2020 chaired by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Monguno advocated for calm, ensuring the nation that the President and the security chiefs are strategizing to address the insecurity in the northwest and north-central states.
He also called attention of the country to the concern of drug addiction and trafficking which was discussed at the meeting.
He lamented that Nigeria has graduated from a passage centre to a drug making place, saying that 17 drug labs were recently shut down as the country needs a thorough approach to preventing drug menace.
Also at the meeting, the heads of various intelligence shared their plans towards ending insecurity in the country.
The nation’s security adviser further spoke on the recent attack of the suspected Boko Haram on the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and his convoy, and the accusations of sabotage in the war on terror by the governor.
While expressing his dissatisfaction with the situation, he said that Governor Zulum will be attending the virtual NGF meeting in a few minutes, and only then can a brief statement on the matter be given.
On the Southern Kaduna Killings, the NSA said it is a political matter and the state governor is doing his best to supress the situation.
The meeting had in attendance the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd).
Others are the Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Also present were the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu; the Director-General of National, Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’I; and the Directorate of Military Intelligence.
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, is in attendance alongside some ministers, they are the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi; and the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada.