Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), the former Minister of Defence has joined the rest of Nigerians on speaking up on the menace of the armed bandits and terrorist besieging Nigeria. Danjuma in March 2018 asked Nigerians to defend themselves against the armed bandits. But his call for self-defence attracted harsh criticisms especially from the government. He is not keeping quiet.
Gen. Danjuma reminded that “mission is to re-colonise the people and alluded to the warning he issued some years back which he said has vindicated him today after being called a liar by the Ministry of Defence. “
Speaking in Wukari , Taraba State, where Governor Darius Ishaku presented staff of office to His Majesty Manu Ishaku Adda Ali, the 25th Aku Uka. he said, “our country is under siege by armed bandits.
“When some few years ago I warned that the armed forces are either not capable or unwilling to protect us and that we must defend ourselves, the first denial about what I said came from the ministry of defence.
“They said I was lying and they set up a kangaroo board of inquiry to investigate the truth or otherwise of what I said.
“They invited me to come and testify but I did not go. They wrote their report which state that I was only speculating and that there was no evidence. But now there is evidence.
“The whole country now is being overrun and one very clear thing that is happening now is that these foreign invaders are destroying everything and our government allowed them to come into the country.
“As a soldier, my training teaches me that the best defence attacks. Right now we are all sitting dogs and these people are armed to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction.
“They are trying to recolonise us and take over our land. This country with the largest population of black men is being brought to ruin by absolutely useless criminals.
“My prayer is that God almighty that has given us this land would give us the courage to face up to our enemies, locate where they are and root them out; driving them out of the country otherwise Nigeria is finished.”