A Civil Society Organization (CSO), known as Center for Democratic and Security Reforms has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Minister of Defence following the attack on the Kuje correctional centre.
According to the group, the aforementioned persons should be sacked for laxity and gross failure to coordinate operations in the face of ever daring terrorist activities in the country.
They further accused the NSA of direct complicity in all the terrorist attacks recently in the country, especially that of the Kuje prison.
The Executive Secretary of the group, Alhaji Shettima Ibn Hamisu, made this known on Thursday while he addressed journalists in Abuja.
“We are appalled by the barbaric and dastard attacks that took place in the Federal Capital Territory on a medium prison facility where the office of the NSA is headquartered. It is shameful that the NSA has woefully failed to gather and coordinate operations even within a few kilometers of his office and residence. This is totally unacceptable and must be sacked to pave way for a competent Nigerian who will resuscitate operations coordination of the comatose state the current occupant of the office has left it”, the statement insisted.
“It is very disheartening to note that the attacks on the Kuje Prison lasted between 10 pm on the 5th of July to almost 2 am without any reinforcement. This is suspicious because of the very many military installations in and around the Kuje area.
“We have reliably gathered that intelligence was provided before the attack but nothing was done to prevent it because the NSA chose to ignore it like he did during the Abuja train incident. If not for gross negligence and incompetence, how can 300 plus motorbikes ride inside Abuja, commit an attack on federal maximum prison and ride back to wherever they came from without any hindrance and interception?”, they queried.
The CSO called on Presidet Buhari to swiftly act to put an end to the spate of unprovoked attacks on the nation while urging Nigerians to remain calm as peace and security will soon be restored to the country once a competent and professional person is appointed as the next NSA.