Members of the House of Representatives have commended former Defence Minister, Gen. T.Y. Danjuma, for advising Nigerians who are being killed by Fulani herdsmen to defends themselves and not wait for the army and other security agencies.
The lawmakers also contended that the erstwhile Chief of Army Staff’s advice is a wake-up call to Nigerians, especially victims of these dastard attacks, to take their personal security seriously.
Chairman of the House Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, Hon. Timothy Simon Golu (PDP, Plateau), said Danjuma, with his wealth of experience in the military and deep knowledge of Nigerian politics, was simply speaking the truth. Golu said: “Although, many Nigerians have been saying what Danjuma said, no one takes them serious because of their stature. But considering Danjuma’s position in the society, the army can’t fault him. Instead, they should do soul searching.”
Also, Hon. Precious Ossy (APGA, Abia) said with the General’s position, the entire security architecture of the nation should be overhauled. Ossy stated: “Danjuma’s call means that the entire security apparatus needs to be overhauled. If a person of his age, experience and credible standing in the society, who also supported this government, is saying this, something is wrong somewhere.”
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