Security agencies are taking a cue from last week’s bombshell by the National Security Adviser (NSA),Gen.Andrew Azazi in which he blamed the ruling PDP for partly responsible for the state of insecurity in the country.
The agencies have, therefore, resolved to expose the sponsors of terrorism in the country.
The decision was the high point of a meeting in Abuja yesterday of security chiefs to review the state of the nation.
The NSA had said that the PDP’s position that only some people could contest election greatly undermined national security and was the genesis of the current wave of violence in the country.
A reliable source at the meeting, who preferred anonymity, said the office of the NSA would be formally furnished with details of the alleged involvement of “these greedy elements in the formation and operations of terror groups in the country”.
The source noted that the move followed a revelation that key political leaders have been financing terrorism for the purpose of destabilising the government of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The meeting reviewed Azazi’s controversial statement and “generally agreed that he was quoted out of context as he was referring to greedy politicians who insisted that no one else could rule Nigeria after the demise of President Umaru Yar’Adua, except someone from the same region”.
The meeting, the source said, “ heaped the blame on greedy and selfish politicians who don’t want Nigerians from outside their region to rule the country. Otherwise, how do you explain the genuineness and sincerity as well as equity disposition of a political party that wants all Nigerians to aspire to become president, to mean something else?”
The source added: “For the first time, we now have a watch list with names of possible backers of terror groups. Very soon we will expose them. We all agreed that while we sustain the stick and carrot approach, the battle against terrorism can be ended in no distance time if people with links are exposed.