The barbarians responsible for the attack on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna State, ‘are inside the building and not at the gates’, Kingsley Moghalu has said.
Moghalu was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 general elections and a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.
Gunmen said to be bandits, had on Tuesday, attacked NDA building, killed two military officers and abducted one Major.
But reacting in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, August 25, Moghalu said the bandits were able to stage the attack because the security of the Nigerian state had been compromised.
He wrote, “The security of the Nigerian state has been FUNDAMENTALLY compromised! That’s why terrorists can do what happened @HQ_NDA The barbarians are not at the gates. They are inside the building. THIS is the problem. Let’s stop deceiving ourselves.
“I condemn the terrorist attack on the Nigeria Defence Academy @HQ_NDA, the death of two military officers and the abduction of one. This shocking development says much about the absence of capacity of the Nigerian state to defend our territory and our citizens, despite narratives to the contrary.
“The war against terrorism must be won. It can only be won when the attacks on Nigerian citizens, territories, and our military institutions END and the terrorists are completely crushed. We are more vulnerable than we realize.
“I salute our gallant soldiers who are at the forefront of this war, but sadly, political, military and counterterrorism leadership are indisputably weak.”