I will no longer accept further escalation in insecurity in the country. Enough is Enough. You were not imposed on me. It is therefore up to you to prove yourselves and justify your continuous stay in office”.- President Buhari to Service Chiefs.
The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.)stated this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting Buhari had with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa.
He said even if the heads of the nation’s security agencies could be said to be doing their best, their best was not good enough for the country.
Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, led service chiefs to the meeting, which was also attended by Monguno; Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, among others.
Short of sacking them, Monguno quoted Buhari as telling the security chiefs that he was “extremely unhappy” about the nation’s current security situation under their watch.
He said the President had warned that he would no longer tolerate further escalation of the already bad security situation.
The NSA said, “A meeting was just concluded between Mr President and heads of the security agencies; that is the operational heads consisting of the Minister of Defence, the service chiefs and on the other hand, the intelligence component that consists of myself and the intelligence heads.
“Today’s meeting basically focused on recent developments. Mr President has expressed great concern over the declining security situation in the country. He is extremely unhappy about what is happening and he feels that, even though the security agencies are doing their best, their best is not good enough for him and wants an immediate reversal of the current trend and immediate reversal of our misfortunes in all their dimensions.
“Mr President also told us clearly that he and indeed the administration campaigned to power on the platform of three issues: fighting insecurity, overcoming our economic difficulties and dealing with the scourge of corruption.