The National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno says available intelligence has shown that certain Nigerians are making capital out of insecurity, especially kidnapping.
Munguno stated this on Tuesday after the national security council meeting presided over by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that the individuals are taking advantage of the deteriorating security situation in the country.
According to Munguno the federal government will no longer tolerate the situation and warned anyone stoking violence to desist or have themselves to blame.
“I need to stress that there are individuals in this country who have assumed a status that is beyond what they should be. The intelligence from our own sources, the intelligence at my disposal and the disposal of the other intelligence hence, reveals that we have certain entities, certain individuals who are making capital out of insecurity, especially kidnapping,” the National Security Adviser said.
“This is a situation that has to be brought to an end and I’m sending a warning to anybody who is hiding beneath a veneer of some status, whether official, in terms of an official capacity or traditional or religious, to stoke the flames of disorder will have himself to blame.”
Munguno further stated that non-state actors who cause problems in different parts of the country have been placed under surveillance by the intelligence agencies.
“I am sure you are all aware of the fact that no country will tolerate a group of non-state actors. No sovereign nation will allow a group of non-state actors to bring it down to its knees and render the state in state of panic, apprehension, mistrust, disorder, and so on and so forth,” he said.
“I think we have had enough of violence, enough of chaos, enough of anarchy, but I want to stress once more that any individual or group that thinks it can take it upon itself to cause disunity, disharmony and push the country to the brink should have a rethink.
“Any individual who thinks he has any support, who thinks he can undermine this government, anybody, any human being, as long as it’s a citizen of this country, anyone person who thinks he’s the cat’s whiskers, or he can be rocky on the perch and lead us into a situation of unhappiness, will have himself to blame at the end of the day.”
By Abel Ejikeme