A former Minister of Defense, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.) on Saturday prescribed self-defense to Nigerians as the best response to violent attacks in different parts of the country.
PUNCH reports that Danjuma made the call at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State.
“I am not a politician and politics is one profession I don’t want to belong to because if I am a politician, I would not say what I am going to say to you now.
“When I arrived this arena, I saw rich cultural display, and I was amazed at the rich cultural heritage of our people. Taraba is a mini Nigeria with diverse ethnic groups living together peacefully, but the peace in this state is under assault.
“There is an attempt at ethnic cleansing in the state and of course, some rural states in Nigeria.
“We must resist it. We must stop it. Everyone of us must rise up”, the paper quoted him as saying.