Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Defence, has described former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma’s comment has “highly uncalled for,” and an invitation to anarchy.
Danjuma had, on Saturday at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University, told Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, saying the Nigerian Armed Forces were not ready to defend them.
Dan-Ali spoke in a statement by his Public Relations Officer, Col. Tukur Gusau.
According to Dan-Ali, “on a recent comment by one of the elder statesmen alleging that the military colludes with bandits to kill people and calling on them to rise and defend themselves, this is highly uncalled for and it is an invitation to anarchy. It should be disregarded by well-meaning Nigerians.
“The Armed Forces are professional in discharging their constitutional mandate. Therefore, if anyone has evidence of wrongdoing or dereliction of duty against our troops, he should bring forward such evidence through the appropriate channels for necessary action.”