Theophilus Y. Danjuma, a retired Nigerian Army General, has again advised Nigerians to take up arms and defend themselves against terrorists’ attacks, according to SaharaReporters.
In 2018, the former Minister of Defence made a similar demand, pitting himself against President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
Danjuma said that the Armed Forces were either unwilling to defend the country or that Nigeria was under siege in his goodwill letter to Aku Uka of Wukari in Taraba State, Manu Ishaku Adda Ali, on Saturday.
He expressed regret that Nigeria, the world's largest black country, was under siege by terrorists seeking to expel its inhabitants.
“As a soldier, the best defencee is attack. Right now, we are all sitting ducks. These people are armed to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction but we don’t have them. We have the numbers and the land belongs to us. They are trying to colonise us and take over our lands. Your majesty, you must unite our people to defend themselves.
“I will not give you arms. Find out how the people who have it got it and use the same means to acquire arms and defend yourselves. These beautiful land called Nigeria is been brought to ruin by absolutely useless criminals. How do they get here? We know some of them may even be here. My prayer is that God almighty that has given us this land will give us the courage to face this enemy and chase them out. This we must do, otherwise Nigeria is finished.
“We must find out the source of the arms of terrorists; Nigerians should equally find a means of arming themselves to face the terrorists,” he said.
He claimed that when he accused the military of collaborating with terrorists, he was labelled a liar, but Nigerians have finally realised the truth.
He stated that following his comments in 2018, the military set up a "Kangaroo panel" and invited him to justify what he said, but he refused to go before the penal.
Danjuma asked the new Aku Uka to unite the Jukun people while congratulating him on attaining the throne of his forefathers.