Insecurity: Buhari to overhaul security apparatus/ Buhari

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has revealed President Muhammadu Buhari is considering an overhauling of the nation's security system amid the rising killings in the country.

Monguno disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing State House Correspondents after a security briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. 

According to him, Buhari expressed his dissatisfaction with service chiefs during the briefing, telling them they have not done enough to combat the insecurity in the country.

He also revealed that the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, is working on something in line with the new move by the president.

Monguno also quoted Buhari as telling the service chiefs that Nigerians have lost trust in the security sector, a narrative he is committed towards changing.

He said:“The president is angry over the declining security situation. At the last meeting, he mentioned it.

“What he said today is 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 development comes amid rising complaints over the worsening insecurity in the country, with many Nigerians calling on the president to sack his service chiefs.

NVS had on Monday reported how the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) also expressed worry over the country's security situation, following an attack on the convoy of Babagana Zulum its member in Borno earlier.