- Direct fresh order to security agencies to rescue kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday expressed sadness man as a result of the persistent insecurity in the country which the nation’s security agencies have been unable to end, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.) has said.
The President, who was not happy that his previous directives to the military to end insecurity in the country has not yielded many results, further directed all the operational and intelligence agencies to rescue unhurt all kidnapped persons by terrorists including those in the Abuja-Kaduna bound train.
Briefing State House correspondents after a three and half hour meeting of the National Security Council presided over by the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the NSA said Buhari cannot be happy when people are being killed on a daily basis.
He said that the last straw was the recent attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train leading to the deaths of some passengers and scores kidnapped, adding that the President feels that enough was not being done by the security agencies despite what has been provided.
Monguno stated that the President alone cannot completely receive the blame for the insecurity in the country as his part is to make strategic decisions which the NSA said he has been doing even though he said that the military has secured the nation’s maritime domain.
He also said that the surrendering of Boko Haram elements especially in the Northeast has not engendered the desired result in the stemming insurgency in the country, as the threat has shifted to the Northwest and North Central.
The NSA stressed the imperative of intelligence from ordinary citizens as he noted that unless the wider society is willing to provide the necessary intelligence, the problem of insecurity will linger beyond the time frame intended to end the menace.
He said that effort is being made to deplore technology to tackle insecurity even though he submitted that the required technology is expensive and takes time to acquire.
While fielding questions on the alleged sabotage within the ranks of the military agencies in the fight against terrorism, he said that the possibility of having rogue elements would not be ruled out.