The lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial district, Sani Musa has called for the resignation of the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
Musa made the call during an interview on Channels TV on Sunday, following the security challenges rocking Nigeria.
The legislator condemned Monguno for not being the first to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of the terrorists’ threat to kidnap him.
Recall that terrorists in a video last week had threatened to abduct President Buhari and the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.
Governor El-Rufai, thereafter, claimed that Buhari did not know about the threat, and he had to inform him about the terrorist threat.
Musa, while reacting to El-Rufai’s claim, said, “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.”
He further stated that Monguno should have resigned over the rise in insecurity and for not acting on intelligence reports.
Musa said, “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.
“This intelligence that is being shared is information given to you at a stage where the culprits have not concluded their motives and plans and you will neutralise them.
“So for me, I believe that we need to re-strategise and look at our demographic. If you go to Niger state, today, you will see a lot of IDPs, people have left their villages.”