By Mukwuzi Joseph
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Munguno, has frowned at the recent comments made by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in which he asked the military to bomb the camps of bandits which they know instead of waiting for them to attack.
Shortly after the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Gov El-Rufai in a chat with newsmen said the camps and phone numbers of the bandits are known by the security agencies.
“We know where their camps are. We know where they are. The SSS have their phone numbers. They listen to them, and they give me the report. We know what they are planning. We shouldn’t be waiting for them to attack. Why can’t we go after them?.
We are in a state of war. This place should be declared a war zone. The army, air force, and the police should go in there and kill them. Will there be innocent casualties? Yes! In every war situation, there are casualties”he said
Speaking to state house correspondents after meeting with President Buhari on Thursday, April 21st, Munguno said the governor’s disclosure on the activities of security operatives is also dangerous for kidnap victims.
“Governor Nasir el-Rufai spoke about the security agencies, saying we know who they are, where they are. Again, that is the danger. When you start talking too much, you give away a lot.
Now, even if they say we know where they are, that in itself is already a problem. Because once you say it, whether it is true or false, the person who has your people in captivity will move to another location. It’s just as simple as that.
So, sometimes, it is best to just keep silent; mum is the word.”he said