Herdsmen attacks: Tension as Gen. TY Danjuma challenges Nigerians to defend themselves

Unease calm reigns as former military chief, Theopilus Danjuma on Saturday urged Nigerians to defend themselves and resist ethnic cleansing.

Speaking in Jalingo, he accused the military of aiding and abetting killer herdsmen warning against relying on the military against attacks and killings.

The video now going viral has alarmed many Nigerians even as the Nigerian Army has issued a statement denying the allegations by their former commander.

The trending explosive remarks of the retired General may have complicated the security challenges facing the nation while introducing new dimensions into the farmers herdsmen conflict.

The alarm and call to self defence are being interpreted as the latest parting of ways between President Muhammadu Buhari and his colleagues in the retired generals’ caucus.

Two former military leaders, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida had previously disconnected from the present administration with a call on the President not to recontest in 2019.

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