JIBWIS faults Theophilus Danjuma’s statement against the military
– The group urges Nigerians to be law abiding
– Monarch cautions Danjuma over alleged inciting statement
A group, the Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), has said former minister of defence, Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), should be called to order for urging Nigerians to defend themselves against attack.
Daily Trust reports that the national chairman of JIBWIS Ulama’u council, Sheikh Muhammadu Sani Yahaya Jingir, speaking at the annual Islamic convention in Abuja on Sunday, April 1, said Danjuma spoke as if Nigeria does not have a government in power.
“It is not advisable for an elder statesman, who was a former defence minister and chief of Army Staff to be calling on youths, who were graduating from a university to take up arms against the nation’s military and organised Federal Government as if we don’t have a government. He should be called to order,” Jingir said.
He urged Nigerians to be law abiding and see themselves as each other’s brother’s keepers.
Similarly, the chairman of the association of Fulani chiefs in the south-west, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Bambado, has told former chief of army staff, Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma, to desist from making statements that could incite Nigerians to take up arms against each other.
Vanguard reports that Bambado questioned why someone of Danjuma’s status chose such an avenue to talk on such a sensitive issue when he knows how to get across to the president without heating up the polity.