The National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Monguno has stated that some individuals are taking advantage of the security situation to profit.
He made this known after the security council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Monguno said the government will not tolerate the situation.
He warned anyone stoking violence to desist or have themselves to blame.
“Of course, the president still remains concerned about the level of security, which seems to be cascading for the worse. Given the fact that we have a new organisation with new service chiefs, the president has charged all of us to redouble our efforts, especially in view of the occurrences of the last couple of weeks,” Monguno said.
Now, I need to stress also 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.
“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.”
He further warned non-state actors causing problems in different parts of the country to desist from doing so, adding that they have been placed under surveillance by the intelligence agencies.