A group known as Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA) has called for the resignation of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, over the insecurity in the country
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that terrorists operating in the Kaduna axis on Sunday threatened to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari, Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai and other leaders.
Recalls that few days to the Eid-el-Kabir, terrorists attacked the advance convoy of the President in Katsina State
The convoy was on its way to President Buhari’s hometown of Daura. Two persons sustained injuries in the attack, which the presidency said was repelled.
Around the same area, same day, an assistant commissioner of police was killed in an ambush.
The attacks happened on the day when the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) invaded Kuje Prison in Abuja and freed over 800 inmates, including all the terrorists in detention.
On Monday, armed men attacked a police facility in Ondo State, killing an inspector in the process.
These among other incidents of attacks continue unabated.
Reacting to the growing insecurity in the country, the AYA in a statement issued on Monday by its Spokesperson, Mohammed Danlami, said the NSA has run out of ideas in tackling the security challenges in the country, and therefore should resign or be sacked by the president.
The statement read: “The Arewa Youth Assembly shares in the pain and agony of the immediate families and friends of those in captivity and pray God to intervene through His supernatural power and set them free.
“The AYA notes that the growing audacity of non state actors which led to the invasion of Kuje Maximum Prison, Abuja which led to the release of numerous arrested Boko Haram Commanders shows that even Mr President in the Presidential Villa is not safe, it is just a matter of time, these ragtag elements will draw inspiration from the Afghanistan Terrorist and take over leadership of our country.
“We have observed that this insult to our country sovereignty would not have been possible if the National Security Adviser, who is supposed to guide Mr President had not run out of ideas.
“Since Monguno’s appointment over seven years, we strongly believe that the man has run out of steam and does not have anything new to offer, hence, the honourable thing for him to do is to pack his luggage and return to his retirement destination, where he fails to, Mr. President should urgently sack him and get him replaced.
“The youths will not participate in activities in the build up to 2023 general elections and the election proper if our brothers and sisters in captivity are not released.
“Also most of our Local Government Areas and communities that are now under the control of either Ansaru terrorists in North Central and North West or ISWAP in North East should be recovered.
“In other words, politicians are only welcome to our region, when we have every reason to believe that our forests are free from bandits and terrorist.
“The assembly strongly believes that if the amount of monies budgeted for security and defence were deployed for such purposes, the terrorists in our bushes would not have been able to withstand our armed forces for three days.”