Social media users are expressing concerns over the absence of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), as President Muhammadu Buhari met with Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Buhari held a closed door meeting with security chiefs, and conspicuously absent was Monguno.
Many Twitter users are of the opinion that the NSA’s absence could be related to his leaked memo addressed to security chiefs, where he accused the Chief of Staff,Abba Kyari of interfering with national security.
See some reactions below:
A rare picture of president Abba Kyari and his deputy. pic.twitter.com/liFL4JrPZY
— Bayocanny 🇳🇬🔄 (@loladebayonle) February 24, 2020
One day Nigerians will wake up and hear that Abba Kyari is officially the president of this country. 😥😥 We have entered APC one chance next level. pic.twitter.com/iCKRp2l2ET
— Rosie's VOLTRON 🌹🌹 (@Nwanyimanari) February 24, 2020
Abba Kyari was standing at the corner avoiding the camera in this meeting. That was after he had decided to shut Babagana Monguno from all meetings and ensure he is replaced! pic.twitter.com/wqr1aOlvDi
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) February 24, 2020
Someone said the empty seat is for Abba Kyari… that he stepped aside for the cameras.
Where is the NSA, Babagana Monguno in this meeting?
Why is Buhari the only one with writing pad, while an Army Chief is on phone?
— Henry O (@onos_147) February 25, 2020
Nigeria is in serious trouble o. Security meeting without NSA following a week of brawl between the NSA and the almighty Abba Kyari. At this point, I agree 💯% that Kyari is the ruler of Nigeria. PMB is just a ceremonial head.
— Mazi Olayinka Danladi (@a_rasaq) February 24, 2020
These four people are from Borno State:
1. NSA Babagana Monguno
2. Chief of Staff Abba Kyari
3. Chief of Army Staff Gen. Tukur Buratai
4. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
1-3 were appointed by buhari to fight Bokoharam but they ended up fighting themselves bcos of CORRUPTION.
— God Bless Shantel (@SweetShantel) February 25, 2020
After taking this picture, Abba Kyari would take his rightful seat and instruct. https://t.co/YAn6qrbob0
— FS Yusuf, MIIM (Nonpartisan Democrat) (@FS_Yusuf_) February 24, 2020