CIVIL society body Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (Huriwa) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his national security adviser and defence minister over the recent terrorist attacks across the country..
Yesterday, armed bandits attacked an Abuja to Kaduna train , killing some passengers and abducting others in a gruesome attack. This comes on the heels of a weekend attack on the Kaduna International Airport by over 200 well-armed terrorists and a similar attack yesterday morning on the Obowo Police Station in Imo State.
Saying that the security situation has mow got out of hand, Huriwa called on President Buhari to without delay sack Major General Babagana Monguno his national security adviser and Major General Bashir Magashi, his defence minister. Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, Huriwa’s national coordinator expressed surprise at the increasing sophistication of these attacks.
Huriwa said it wonders whether the president is waiting for the terrorists to launch a daring invasion of the National Assembly complex before realising that he has no effective security officials. Comrade Onwubiko blamed what he called the dysfunctionality of the national defence strategy and the non-workability of any sort of strategy put forward by Generals Monguno and Magashi.
He called on the president to immediately rejig his national defence strategy by appointing serving senior military generals as defence minister and national security adviser. In addition, Huriwa also called on the federal government to probe the security services in states where the terrorists are having a field day to ascertain whether these inefficient security heads are working with them.
Comrade Onwubiko said: “The appointment of very senior and experienced military officers who are currently abreast with the global best practices and the 21st-century-compliant innovative ideas to beat back the attacks of terrorists and the so-called unknown gunmen are exactly the expertise the country needs to navigate successfully away from terrorist attacks.”