The Arewa Youth Assembly (AYA), based in the northern part of Nigeria has given President Muhammadu Buhari two-week ultimatum to sack Babagana Monguno, his National Security Adviser (NSA) over the state of insecurity in the country.
The group vowed to “occupy the office” of the NSA if the president fails to sack him.
On Sunday, Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east, also criticised the NSA for not being the first to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of a threat by bandits to kidnap him.
In a statement issued on Monday and signed by Mohammed Danlami, AYA spokesman, the group also urged the president to seek the support of international communities in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
“By this, we wish to reiterate our earlier call on Mr President to sack the NSA who has run out of ideas with immediate effect, failure which we will be forced to occupy the NSA’s office in the next 14 days,” the statement reads.
“Available evidence points to the fact that our numerous generals without war experience can’t fight the ragtag terrorists who have taken charge of rural areas and are now threatening the nation capital, including Mr President and Governor el-Rufai with kidnap.
“The recent spates of attacks and killings in Abuja, the nation’s capital, which ought to be the last place to fall in the case of any war, shows that things have fallen apart and terrorist elements seemed to be reigning supreme in the land.
“The Assembly urged Mr President to seek foreign help in his bid to make Nigeria a safer place. Nigerians cannot continue to fold their arms and watch their loved ones being abducted or killed, with little or no effort from the powers that be.”