2023: “Political violence won’t be condoned” – NSA Monguno

…Warns politicians who control thugs to have a rethink The National Security Adviser, (NSA), says politicians who plan to disrupt the forthcoming elections will be dealt with. Monguno gave the warning yesterday, at an emergency security meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC). Recall that suspected hoodlums reportedly torched the INEC office in Ogun State on Thursday. INEC’s Commissioner for Information and Voter education, Festus Okoye, had said critical election materials including over 65,000 uncollected PVCs were destroyed in the fire. The Commission also reported an attack on…

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Terror Threats: ‘Adoption of smart approach, other techniques yielding results’ – NSA

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), has disclosed that the adoption of ‘Smart Approaches and Technology’ by the military and other security agencies in tackling the myriads of terrorism threats and other security challenges are yielding positive and successful outcomes. Speaking at the opening of the 2022 Defence Advisers and Attachés Annual Conference, organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency, (DIA), yesterday in Abuja, Monguno said the military and security agencies had been recording a high degree of success in all operations, as well as substantial levels of…

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Escalating Insecurity: Nigerians tired, gravitating towards self-help ― NSA Monguno 

The National Security Council is working on new strategies to curtail the worsening insecurity in the country as it observed that Nigerians are tired and gravitating towards self-help. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), stated this while briefing correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday. Joined by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, he noted that the country is in a difficult situation, saying that the President is aware of the people’s…

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Election Security: “Be on red alert for antics of disgruntled politicians”, NSA charges security agencies

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has charged the personnel of various security agencies participating in the July 16, Osun State governorship election to be on red alert to deal with disgruntled politicians that may attempt to sabotage the process through vote-buying inducement. The NSA spoke at a special meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, in Abuja, to appraise the build-up to the Osun poll. Represented by Sanusi Galadima, Monguno also specifically challenged the Commission to…

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N10.9bn properties seized from NSA Monguno’s military aide

…Includes 9 filling stations, gas plant, plazas Justice N.E. Maha, of the Federal High Court, on Monday, ordered the final forfeiture of 24 properties held by fronts and proxies of Major-General Mohammed Ja’afaru, the director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser, (NSA), Babagana Monguno. All the assets were forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Order was pursuant to a forfeiture application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which had in May 2020 secured the forfeiture of the properties on an interim basis.…

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Insecurity: NSA names groups supporting terrorist organisations

The National Security Adviser, (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno, (rtd), has named some groups supporting terrorist organisations in the Sahel region. Monguno made the disclosure in a speech delivered at the 14th Workshop of the League of Ulamas, Preachers and Imams of Sahel countries which was held yesterday, in Abuja. “Terrorism and the rapid escalation of violent activities by militant Islamist groups in the Sahel since 2016 have been primarily driven by the Islamic State in Greater Sahara, (ISGS), which mainly operates in Mali and extends to the Niger Republic and…

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House of Reps queries $10bn allegedly missing at NSA’s office

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating recovered loots and assets of government, at its hearing on Tuesday, raised eyebrows about $10 billion said to be missing from the coffers of the office of the National Security Adviser, (ONSA). The Committee also sought to know the status of another $6.1 billion paid by the ONSA into an account of one of its contractors without genuine implication. But the ONSA’s Director, Finance and Administration, Brig-Gen. Jafaru Muhhamed, who stood in for the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), said…

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$1bn Arms Fund: “Apologise or resign”, Northern professionals tell NSA

A group of Northern professionals, under the auspices of Northern Nigerian Professionals Forum (NONIP) has lambasted the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) over allegation of missing $1 billion funds released for the purchase of arms.  Recall that Monguno had last week, in an interview on the BBC Hausa Service, alleged that the $1billion fund approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase arms to fight terrorism in the country had been allegedly missing as the consignments are yet to be delivered to Nigeria.  The group, after their 26th emergency national executive session,…

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Missing Arms funds: NSA Monguno makes U-turn, says he was “misquoted”

After clearly indicting Nigeria’s former Service Chiefs under Buhari administration in missing arms procurement funds, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has recanted. The NSA said he did not categorically say that funds meant for arms procurement were missing under the former Service Chiefs as widely reported. Recalk that Monguno had earlier revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will investigate the strange disappearance of funds released to the military to purchase arms and ammunition. Monguno, in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC) Hausa service yesterday, had revealed that the…

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N712bn wasted by Officials of Presidential Amnesty Programme – NSA Monguno

The National Security Adviser to the President, retired Major General Babagana Monguno, says N712 billion has remained unaccounted for by former officials of the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Monguno stated this when he addressed State House correspondents after presenting the recently appointed interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, retired Colonel Milland Dokio, to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja on Friday. He frowned at the way and manner the amnesty programme was plagued by a lot of corruption, waste and mismanagement of funds by the previous administrators. He…

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