Gen. TY Danjuma (file photo)
.Calls for self-defense as Aku-Uka of Wukari gets Staff of Office
‘The All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government was aware that Nigeria was under siege but reluctant to tackle the insecurity in the nation’
By Janet Nyajon Audu
Nigeria’s former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Y Danjume (rtd), who is the Abonta of the Kwararafa Kingdom, has appealed to the newly crowned Aku-Uka of Wukari, His Royal Majesty Manu, Ishaku Ada Ali, Matakitwen I of the Kwararafa Kingdom, to defend the land against foreign invaders.
Danjuma also advised indigenes of Kwararafa kingdom “to acquire weapons, where the intruders aquire theirs” to defend themselves.
He made the appeal when the new Aku-Uka of Wukari, His Royal Majesty Manu, Ishaku Ada Ali, Matakitwen I of the Kwararafa Kingdom, received his staff of office officially.
He said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government was aware that Nigeria was under siege but reluctant to tackle the insecurity in the nation.
His words: “Our country is under siege by armed bandits. It could be recalled that I raised the alarm few years ago when I said that the Armed Forces were not neutral; they collude with bandits to kill innocent Nigerians. The military is not ready to protect or defend us, the defence ministry set-up a panel of investigation and the invited me to come and tesify. I did not go; their reports say I was only speculating and there was no evidence.
“The whole country is overrun and these foreign invaders were allowed to come into the country by our government. They are armed to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction; the lands belong to us; they are trying to colonise us and takeover our lands.
“Your Majesty, you must unite our people to defend themselves. I will not give you arms but find out how the invaders get arms and use same means to acquire arms and defend yourselves and your lands because Nigeria is being brought to ruin by criminals. How did we get here?”