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Presidency: NSA Monguno Battles Abba Kyari over insecurity

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There appears to be an uneasy calm in the presidency regarding the revelation of a spat between the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno.

In a leaked memo sent to the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, with the President and the Chief of Staff, as well as some Ministers in the copy, the NSA accused Mr Kyari of usurping the powers of the President and interfering on issues of national security.

 

Mr Monguno explained that many gains recorded in the effort to secure the nation are being undermined owing to the interventions of Mr Kyari who allegedly presides over meetings with service chiefs, heads of security agencies and diplomatic officials in the absence of the NSA.

He, therefore, directed the Security Chiefs not to take orders from the Chief of Staff as he is not the head of the security forces, neither has he sworn an oath to defend the country.

Sources in the Presidency have however kept mum over the matter when Channels Television attempted to get their response.

 

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