Reactions have continued to trail Lt.General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Rtd), Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwerenmadu.
The latest is from NAMA Chair former Police Affairs Minister, and 2015 Bauchi Governorship aspirant, Dr. Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, who described their statements as a conspiracy against Pres. Muhammadu Buhari’s government and Nigeria.
Lt.Gen T.Y.Danjuma has last week posited that Nigerians should defend themselves, following the Herdsmen ravages in some parts of Nigeria, to which the federal government is yet to take decisive action to nib the crisis.
The former Police Affairs Minister, while interacting with reporters in Bauchi on Wednesday, said “what Gen. Danjuma said is an incitement and call to anarchy”.
According to Lame, the timing and the venue of his statement at a convocation ceremony where there are young and agitated minds who may be motivated by his statement to take the laws into their hands, was not ideal.
He also decried the said accusation he made against the Nigerian military as being collaborators in aiding criminals as unfair.
And advised the federal government to take appropriate action against not only Lt.General Danjuma but any other person promoting hatred and division among Nigerians.
Lame’s calls for action against T.D.Danjuma are coming on the heels of sound knowledge and support from a leading Nigerian Jurist, Prof. Itse Sagey.
Besides the two local government chairmen in Taraba state that had affirmed the military action in Taraba state.
Though Lame was not specific in his charge to Northern leaders, political office holders, and traditional rulers, to call for an emergency meeting that will take measures to tackle challenges facing the north.
Lame, the current chairman Board of Directors, National Airspace Management Agency ( NAMA) stated that he was surprised that General Danjuma’s closeness to president Muhammadu Buhari and his government, had chosen to make the statement aimed at undermining Buhari’s government.
Answering further questions the NAMA chair opined that,the north is being targeted for destruction from all fronts. And what Gen.Danjuma said is a tip of the iceberg.
He asked the federal government to place the retired general and others on security surveillance and investigate their comments.
Just as he stressed “the same forces that predicted Nigeria’s disintegration in 2015 are at play and they might be planning to actualise the prediction in 2019”.
He however appealed to the northern political class to provide good governance that will address issues of poverty and unemployment that was fuelling insecurity in the region.
It will be recalled that, former President.Obasanjo had written an open letter to Pres.Buhari on the state of the nation.This was followed by the Deputy Senate President,Ike Ekwerenmadu’s said warning of a possible military take over of Nigeria,if things did not go well.
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