Presidency Replies T.Y. Danjuma on call for Nigerians to defend selves
The Presidency has responded to a call made by a former Army chief, urging Nigerians to rise up and defend themselves against violent attacks.
Former Army general, Theophilus Danjuma, said Nigerians were being slaughtered by deadly gangs because the armed forces were “not neutral”.
He said security forces instead helped the assailants by providing them with cover.
“The armed forces are not neutral,” Mr. Danjuma said at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University in Jalingo, the state capital. “They collude with the armed bandits to kill people, kill Nigerians.”
The federal government and the military earlier dismissed the call as “inflammatory” and urged Nigerians to disregard them.
In its first official response Saturday, a week after the remarks were made, the Presidency said Mr. Danjuma’s comments were “shocking and scary” and could embolden “criminal gangs”.
“The Presidency is very worried that criminal gangs will feel justified in defying legal governing and democratic institutions, and authority of legitimately elected democratic government if unrestrained pronouncements are made,” a statement by spokesman Garba Shehu said.
“Silence can be dignified, but sometimes it can be misinterpreted and exploited. It is both shocking and scary to hear the recent comments by a senior citizen calling for Nigerians to defend themselves.”
The statement warned that Nigeria may not survive if its citizens rose against the country’s “organized, trained and equipped military”.
The statement did not directly mention Mr. Danjuma, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s superior in the army.
“We advise former leaders to take advantage of the various fora where people with a history of national security can offer advice to the government without resorting to the exploitation of emotional sentiments.
“The civil war motto: “TO KEEP NIGERIA ONE IS A TASK THAT MUST BE DONE” rings very timely at this time in our nation’s history. We must be careful to avoid the mess that destroyed other African countries like Somalia,” it added.
Deadly killings have been recorded in several states across Nigeria since January 2018, but the government has appeared helpless at identifying and bringing culprits to book. The clashes have been mostly between herders and farmers.
Hundreds have been killed in attacks on villages in Benue, Kogi, Adamawa, Zamfara, Kaduna and Mr. Danjuma’s home state of Taraba since January.
The 2018 attacks began in Benue, where about 100 people were murdered across two local government areas on January 1 by suspected herders.
Mr. Danjuma said unchecked violence is pushing Nigeria towards Somalia, a country that has been in a state of war since 1991. The East African country is widely seen as a failed state due to the failure of the central government to have any serious control beyond the capital, Mogadishu.
“This is highly uncalled for and is invitation to anarchy and should be disregarded by well-meaning Nigerians,” the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, had earlier said.
Why Fulanis Are Succeeding In Nigeria?
Let me make it clear here that the nature and culture of the Fulani all over the world is to kill, steal, enslave and subjugate. IT IS IN THEIR DNA! And it’s not a hidden fact because they don't pretend about it or go about it in an intelligent manner but in a very brutish and animalistic way. That’s why they are BEASTS OF NO NATION in that, other nations of the world especially Africans always consigns them in the deserts because their animalistic, greedy inhuman nature makes it impossible for them to dwell and inhabit same space with normal human beings.
But when they crossed into this part of the world 1800 they discovered a very lazy, docile, gullible, selfish, divisive and careless set of indigenous people who cannot stand up against their evil and subversive nature but will rather help them to kill each other or look the other way unless it affects them directly.
Examples of the above assertion can be seen in what is going on in Benue, Plateau, Taraba, Nassarawa, Bauchi and other states of the Middlebelt and northeast where Fulanis are carrying out one the most serious and worst ethnic cleansing through Boko haram and the Fulani herdsmen terrorists for so many years. The likes of Paul Unongo, TY Danjuma, Governor Lalong and others were either supporting them or looking the other way until they also came to their own villages.
It can never be over emphasized that the solution to these hydra-headed Fulani monsters is to destroy this evil contraption which they have eaten deep into and polluted irredeemably. They are in control of virtually every of its structures and by so doing every indigenous people trapped under the evil contraption can be able to establish their own security apparatus to defend themselves and chase the marauding evil leeches out of town. And that's why to me and other right thinking Biafrans it is either Biafra or death!
ALL HAIL BIAFRA!
GOD BLESS NNAMDI KANU
Written by: Innocent Chukwudi Peace
For: Abuja State Media
Fulani Tribe In Nigeria, Calls For War!
Danjuma's Rage: Buhari should declare state of emergency Now MEDIA RELEASE FROM RESOLUTION ADOPTED TODAY March 26, 2018.Kano
President On behalf of the Fulank Nationality Movement, (FUNAM) we express our RESOLUTION as adopted today on the state of the nation.
( 1) We observe with great concern the continuos demonisation of the Fulani people by some reclacitrant ethnic groups in Nigeria. We see the outburts of General Theophilus Danjuma who was brought up and fed by the Fulani, as an extension of the hate against the Fulani people.
( 2)We call on the President, Mohammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Nigeria. This follows the obvious threats against the Federal Government as demonstrated further late last week when former Chief of Army Staff, Theophilus Danjuma called on Nigerians to take up arms against a constituted authority led by a Fulani President President Buhari has the legal right to act now before it is too late.
(3) The statement of Gen Danjuma is nothing but a direct call for arms. He is fuelling anger and rage against the President for nothing other than that the President is a Fulani man. 3) We urge President Buhari to see this as a direct assault on Nigeria as a sovereign state and an assualt on the Fulani people all over the world.
(4) We have said it several times that the Middle Belt people cannot be trusted, either Christian or Muslim. They are the same with their Southern collaborators who do not see anything good in Fulani but rather to exterminate us.
(5) It should be clear to any reasonable person that Nigeria as a country cannot have too many masters. Every country is usually endowed with those saddled with political power and those saddled with economic power.
The Fulani do not contend the economic power with Southerners and their new found allies in the Middle Belt. What we reject is the plot to estaminate the Fulani from the economic front and then made to be subservient on the political field.
In 1804, politically Nigeria would have been our own booty but for the intervention of the British. We call on Fulani all over the world to prepare for the coming battle. We have to settle this contest once and for all. Either you are a Muslim or Fulani Christian minority,
Nigeria is the only country in the world where we are in control of the political machinery. To give up this country will amount to betrayal of Fulani all over the world. It will amount to humiliation; it will amount to suicide. Negotiating political power with those who have no honour and culture is a weakness. We should rise and assert ourselves. The time is today; tomorrow may be too late.
( 6) General Buhari has failed to produce the firm leadership required. Retaining military hardwares in the Middle Belt pose threat to national stability. We say again that it is time to move all the military hardwares from enemy territories of the Middle Belt.
The time for half measure is not now. Fulani all over are being killed and massacred. In Mambilla, over 1000 Fulani were killed in cold blood. Our movement is being restricted, yet we are Nigerians who do not and have never restricted the movement of anyone.
(7) We call on all Fulani to prepare for the Jihad. This is the basis of the anger of the poor people in the North today against their politic leaders. They are angry that politicians have failed them. They are angry that instead of defending the Fulani, they are busy supporting those against Fulani, dining and wining with infidels.
These are the factors responsible for the rise of radical Islam. The political leaders should either take the bull by the horns and damn the consequences or the ordinary Fulani poor will and can do it by themselves. Enough of ostrich game.
Signed on behalf of FUNAM
Badu Salisu Ahmadu
National President and
Umar Amir Shehu
Weep Not For T.Y Danjuma But Pay Heed To His Warning
General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma is currently trending in the news because of his call for self-defense against the marauding jihadists using the cover of herdsmen and protected by the Nigeria government led by Muhammadu Buhari. T.Y Danjuma is of the Jukun ethnicity, a former Chief of Army Staff and was also a Minister of Defence; he is also one of the multi-millionaire politicians benefitting richly from the crude oil business in Nigeria.
The truth is that the likes of Danjuma are the bane’ of development and growth in Nigeria. I do not wish to feel sorry for him because his brutality against the people of Biafra is yet to be soothed. It is quite vindictive that he is hale and hearty to witness firsthand the ethnic cleansing against his own people after actively participating in the Biafra Genocide of 1967-70. It must be saddening for him now to realize at his old age that the Fulani cabal he assisted in suppressing and oppressing the right to Self-determination of the Biafran people are exterminating his own people. It must be a cold world for Danjuma that his millions of oil cash cannot guarantee his safety in his ancestral home.
The people of Biafra have suffered the blunt of the atrocities perpetrated against innocent and defenseless citizens by the Nigeria government and are well-informed of the antics of the Muhammadu Buhari led government. The repositioning of the security agencies in Nigeria with appointment of his Fulani kinsmen as heads is to enable a smooth domination of other ethnic groups and to accelerate the Islamization quest. The leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and his home invaded after his release on bail because he continuously echoed the truth about the elevation of the Fulani supremacy in Nigeria.
Watching the video clip of Danjuma accusing the Nigeria Army of bias and complicity in the continuous killings by the Fulani herdsmen against defenseless citizens reminds me of a slumbering man who was woken up with a splash of water against his face. It is paramount that the warnings for self-defense be taken serious especially now it is coming from selfish elites like him whom are more interested in their business empire than the lives of people.
It is obvious that Muhammadu Buhari and the Caliphate are in fraternity with the killer herdsmen as they are shielded during their attacks and protected from reprisal attack by the Nigerian Army. The call for the disarmament of vigilantes in the Eastern region by the Nigeria Police is to enable a porous settlement for easy invasion and must be resisted. The influential persons from the eastern region should not wait to cry out like T.Y Danjuma and must begin to seek means to protect their ancestral land and people. It must be known that the region is already heavily infiltrated by the killer herdsmen but capable force like the Biafra National Guard will be able to dispel them.
Law allows Nigerians to Defend Themselves from Attacks – Sagay
Law allows Nigerians to defend themselves from attacks – Sagay
Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) on Sunday said the law allows Nigerians to defend themselves from being massacred.
He backed the advice by a former Minister of Defence and an elder statesman, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.) that Nigerians should defend themselves against killers.
Sagay urged the Federal Government to investigate Danjuma’s allegations that the armed forces were not neutral.
According to him, the allegation that the armed forces guide the bandits to kill people and cover them up were “serious”.
Sagay said: “General Danjuma did not say that the military is incapable. But he accused them of bias and not protecting the people deliberately. That’s a very, very serious accusation.
“And this is coming from such a senior man in Nigeria’s military – probably apart from former General Olusegun Obasanjo and General Yakubu Gowon, he (Dajuma) is the most senior former military officer we have – and he’s a man who has tremendous influence.
“He has held important positions – chief of staff, minister of defence – so, he won’t speak lightly. So, his allegation needs to be investigated.
Asked whether resort to self-defence by Nigerians would not result in anarchy, he said: “That’s an interesting point. It’s a point I’ve always made myself. It’s not an illegal measure for Nigerians to defend themselves. If you look at our criminal law, there is the principle of self-defence.
“If someone attacks you, and you feel endangered, and you defend yourself, and in the process you kill the person, the fact that you were defending yourself is a complete defence to any charge. The right already exists.
“So, I think what General Danjuma is saying is that instead of each individual exercising that right, they should begin to exercise it collectively in their communities. I think that’s reasonable too.
“There is breakdown of law and order if you’re in your house and someone comes and kills you. I think there will be less danger of breakdown of law and order if that person knows that the next time he comes to your house, all your neighbours would gather and stop him.
“So, I think it’s worse for people to lie down complacently doing nothing while they’re being massacred,” Sagay said.
- The Biafra Herald
Falana Backs Danjuma on 'call for self defence'
Gen Theophilus Danjuma has been backed in his call for Nigerians to defend themselves against killers by Femi Falana.
- The senior advocate stated that the former minister could sue critics of his statement for libel; as he pointed out that the comments were accommodated under the Constitution - Citing various examples, Falana stressed that Nigerians have a right to defend themselves, if the government is unable to do so
Renowned human rights advocate and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has thrown his support behind the former minister of defence, Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma (retd), in respect to the latter’s call for Nigerians to defend themselves against killers. According to The Nation, Falana made his position known at a training programme organised for reporters of the publication. OE,NewsPoint, gathers that he stated that the right to protect one’s self from violent attack was recognised by the Constitution. The lawyer stated that Danjuma could sue critics of his statement for libel, as he noted that the media has been awash with suggestions that the former minister’s comments are call to anarchy.
He said: “Some of the reactions on Danjuma’s statement could be libelous. What Danjuma said is accommodated under our Constitution."
The senior advocate also noted that although Section 33(1) of the 1999 Constitution recognises the right to life, such right might be lawfully circumscribed in accordance with Section 33(2). He continued: “Section 33(2) says a person shall not be regarded as having been deprived of his life if he dies as a result of the use, to such extent and in such circumstances as are permitted by law, of such force as is reasonably necessary – for the defence of any person from unlawful violence or for the defence of property.
“If the government is unable to save you as in the case of Benue, Kogi and Zamfara attacks, you have a right to defend and save yourself. So, if you insult Danjuma that he is inciting violence, that could be a ground for him to sue you for libel.
OE,NewsPoint, previously reported that senior lawyer, Itse Sagay, said Nigerians are permitted by law to defend themselves from being attacked by bandits. Sagay who serves as the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) made the statement on Sunday, March 25, in reaction to calls by a former minister of defence, Theophilus Danjuma, that Nigerians should defend themselves against herdsmen attacks.
He said allegations by Danjuma that the armed forces were assisting bandits to kill people and cover them should be investigated. Meanwhile, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) was commended by Niger Delta activist, Annkio Briggs, over his call on Nigerians to rise and defend themselves. The convener of the Niger Delta Self-Determination Movement (NDSDM) in a statement on Monday, March 26, said that Danjuma stood for equity, justice and truth by speaking against what she called ethnic and religious cleansing. Nigerian herdsmen vs Nigerian farmers war going on.
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