Buhari threatens to rejig security heads, says ‘I’m not leaving office a failure’

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ended his meeting with security chiefs in Abuja with a warning that he wouldn’t want to leave office a failure.

Consequently, the President threatened to rejig the security architecture if it became necessary in order to achieve the desired result and have a secured environment.

The President gave the warning on a day his Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in Washington that Nigeria cannot be called a failed state because insecurity was only prevalent “in one corner of the country”.

He also said Nigeria would not go the way of Afghanistan where a terrorist group had taken the reins of power.

But the minister’s claim that insecurity was only limited to one corner of the country drew the ire of regional groups in the country, including the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afeniere, the Middle Belt Forum, MBF, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, among others, who noted that insecurity was endemic in Nigeria.

Echoing President Buhari’s threat to security chiefs at the end of the National Council on Security meeting, presided over by the President at the First Lady’s Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja, National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Monguno, retd. said the President has expressed his readiness to make more changes in the security architecture of the country, if necessary.

He revealed that all the issues brought before the President centred mainly on the successes recorded in the operations in the north east.

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