Igbo leaders support T.Y Danjuma’s statement

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Igbo leaders have highly commended the statement by the former Minister of Defence, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma, that Nigerians should take up arms against the marauding Fulani herdsmen who have been killing the citizens across the country, insisting that the Armed Forces have failed to protect the country from the aggressions of the herdsmen.

Several Igbo leaders who reacted to Danjuma’s statement said that although his call for arms against the herdsmen came late in the day, it confirmed their fears that the leadership of the Armed Forces, as presently constituted, would never protect majority of Nigerians against the atrocities of the herdsmen.

The umbrella organisation of all Igbo cultural unions, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said it had earlier cried out against the directive by the Inspector- General of Police, IGP, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, asking the people to return their legally acquired arms to the police, insisting that it was another way of paving way for the Fulani herdsmen to overrun the whole country.

Also, in his reaction, the Founder of Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, and Deputy Secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu Uko, said: “Danjuma’s call on Nigerians to defend themselves came very late,” adding that “it is something he should have said since the advent of this administration.”

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