– Moves to overhaul security architecture
– Sack of security chiefs looming
President Muhammadu Buhari, has once again, voiced his dissatisfaction over the spate of violence and insecurity in the country.
The President, in a meeting with service chiefs Tuesday afternoon did not mince world as he literally told the heads of security agencies that their best has not been good enough.
The President, according to the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd.), ordered for the immediate also rejigging strategy both in terms of operations and intelligence to further prevent catastrophes.
“We must bear in mind that we owe a duty to the people that elected this government and at the end of the day, without securing the nation all other things such as revamping the economy and fighting corruption cannot be addressed.
“I know it has not been easy, there has been a gradual loss of confidence over the years and the president is determined to restore confidence. So, for the issue of drugs, it is basically related to every form of violence crime in which these criminals just at the touch of a button give bent to homicidal instincts and go on a murderous rampage killing people.
“What he said today was 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 office of the National Security Adviser, in conjunction with other security agencies, will work on a blueprint in a short, medium and a long term to address this matter,” Monguno said.
Security experts are now predicting that judging by the President’s recent disposition, the days of the all the security chiefs are numbered.