The National Security Council said it would implement new strategies to address the fast-spreading insecurity and terrorist attacks nationwide as Nigerians are growing “tired” of the menace and are now turning to self-help.
The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), revealed this to State House correspondents at the close of Thursday’s security council meeting chaired by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Monguno who spoke alongside the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, said the President is well aware of the dire security challenges the country finds itself in at the moment.
However, he said the solution will not come from a single strategy.
“We are in a difficult situation. The council understands. The President understands. But there is no straight, cut and drive method around this unless we collectively fight it.
“People are getting tired and are beginning to gravitate into other means of self-help. But the truth is that help is rooted in everyone working together to end this,” he said.
Citing last Friday night’s attack on the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade, the NSA argued that no country can win an asymmetric warfare without the help of its citizens.