Gen Danjuma urges Nigerians to defend themselves against armed foreign bandits
Lt. Gen Theophilus Danjuma retired, a former Minister of Defence on Saturday called on Nigerians to defend themselves against armed foreign bandits terroring the country.
Danjuma disclosed this while speaking at the official presentation of Staff of office to the new Aku Uka, His Majesty Manu Ali in Wukari.
Ali was appointed the new Aku Uka 2021 by Gov Darius Ishaku of Taraba following the demise of Dr Shekarau Angyu who ruled for 45 years.
According to Danjuma, his earlier call on Nigerians to defend their land against armed foreign bandits was taken for granted and the result is clear for everyone to see.
“My appeal to you the new Aku Uka is for you to unit us to be able to effectively defend ourselves against the enemies of the country.
“In 2017 when I called on the people to defend themselves, a kangaroo commission od enquiry was set up to investigate and they said I was lying because there was no evidence.
“Today in the country, there is evidence everywhere, the foreign bandits are killing and taking over lands in all the place.
“I will not give you arms, you have find out how the bandits got and find yours too,” he said.
Gov Ishaku while presenting the staff of office to the Aku Uka urged him to unite all his subjects for a peaceful prosperous kingdom and state.
Ishaku, who congratulated Ali on his elevation as the supreme leader of the Kwararafa Kingdom urged him to use his worth of experience to attract peace and develop the state.
Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar, the Sutan of Sokoto urged the youths of Wukari to listen to the Aku Uka for a peaceful election come 2023 and beyond.
Earlier, Alhaji Bello Yerro, the Permanent Secretary Bureau for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs urged Ali to work with the other traditional rurals in the state to promote peace in the state.
In his response, Ali, the new Aku Uka and Chairman, Taraba Traditional council pledged to work hard to ensure peace, unity and progress of the state and Nigeria.
Reports say the corronation was witnessed by a large crowd including Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau state, traditional rurals from all over the country, government officials among others.