By Seriki Adinoyi in Jos
A member of the sixth and seventh House of Representatives from Plateau State, Hon. Bitrus Kaze, has commended the former Defence Minister, Gen Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) for his exemplary courage to expose â€œthe complicit roles of armed forces in the anti-terrorism war,â€ adding that the precarious situation makes his advice for self-defence inevitable and well timed.
He urged leading fathers of the nation like Gen Gowon, President Shagari and Col. Dangiwa Umar to heed to the clarion call to speak out and halt Nigeria from heading the Somalia-wards.
In a statement, the lawmaker observed: â€œSince the days of Gen Ihehirika when soldiers leaked information that led to the killing of troops heading to Mali, the armed forces have excelled in issuing public statements claiming to be in control. Many gallant soldiers have paid the supreme price due to the connivance of fellow soldiers with terrorists. All manner of Joint Security Taskforces that litter the country are conduits for depleting public purse since Nigerians are being killed near their barracks and bases.
â€œIn these perilous times, Nigerians must be wary of supremacists like IG, Ibrahim Idris, who instead of disarming killer Fulani herdsmen is bent on ceasing licensed den guns from members of the public who are victims. The authority for self-defense and possession firearms is donated to Nigerians by the law and international conventions not the IG.
He said that the continued funding of terrorists by government in foreign currency ostensibly for ransom must stop.
Â â€œRather unfortunately and even without any show of remorse by terrorists, President Buhari has since declared his intention to splash more cash on Boko Haram in the name of amnesty. The evil forces that orchestrated the Chibok abductions to enable their collaborators make political gains have choreographed the Dapchi girlsâ€™ abductions and return again for same reasons.â€