Less than 24 hours after the decoration of service chief by President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno has led the security chiefs on a visit to assess the plight of Internally Displaced People and security situations on the ground in Borno State.
Speaking in Kanuri to elderly and young internally Placed Persons Camps in Konduga, and Dalori , Monguno said “Kanade guno, Afiso karengun dagin, Insha Allah” which literally means “Exercise patience everything will come to an end soon, by the grace of God.”
He assured that with the appointment of intelligent and competent service chiefs, the military would comply directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in ending the Boko Haram insurgency as soon as possible.
The National Security Adviser whose office is the statutory coordinating body for all security and law enforcement agencies in the prevention and combating acts of terrorism, said the purpose of the visit is to re-assess the operational situation on ground with a view to effecting the required changes at the strategic operational and tactical levels that will ensure smooth operations of intelligence, aerial and ground troops to put an end to terrorism.
While reaffirming the commitment of the military to end the atrocities of Boko Haram terrorists by the end of the year, he insisted that the citizens and residents should always provide necessary information on suspicious movement, objects and strange people to security agencies.
During another visit to Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Monguno stated, “We are going to collaborate with all sectors of the society to restore peace and unity in the North East. We are all affected by this terrorism that has claimed the lives of many of children, parents, guardians, traditional and religious leaders and some sacked from towns and villages over the years. We want you also to help us with credible information to end this insurgency.”
“We need the civil society to end this insurgency. I will be deceiving you if I say it will take the military alone to solve this insurgency. We are here to tell you we are up to the task, but it is a two-way traffic, we need your assistance. We need information and they (the people) need to come out of the closets to assist us.
“I know there has been mutual suspicion in the past, but it is time to work together to put an end to this insurgency.”
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