Two Taraba State local government chairmen yesterday relived how troops aided killer-herdsmen — an allegation made by former Defence Minister Gen. Theophilus Danjuma.
There are troops in the state under “Operation Cat Race”, the military exercise being conducted to end the killings in the Middle Belt.
The army has debunked Gen. Danjuma’s allegation, saying it remains neutral in the farmers-herdsmen’s clashes in which many have died.
Gen. Danjuma’s advice to Nigerians to defend themselves has sparked a huge row.
The Jukun Development Association of Nigeria (JDAN), a socio-cultural organisation of Jukun in Taraba State, Gen. Danjuma’s kinsmen, backed his stand yesterday.
Another senior citizen, Itsekiri High Chief Rita Lori Ogbebor urged the government to protect Nigerians.
JDAN and Chief Ogbebor spoke at news conferences in Lagos. Read more