Killings in Nigeria: Presidency assaults TY Danjuma, IPOB

The Nigerian presidency has lambasted Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, former Nigerian Chief of Military Employees.

In an announcement on Thursday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, declared that Danjuma will not be “a pure supply of stress for good governance”.

His remark was in response to the letter by UK lawmakers to the Commonwealth on the killings in Nigeria.

The legislators disclosed that they met and spoke to Danjuma who informed them that the nation’s Armed Forces “will not be impartial”, and that they “collude in ethnic cleaning”.

With out mentioning the previous Common’s identify, Shehu mentioned throughout non secular and ethnic riots in two states in 2001 and 2002, Nigerians “have been violently and ruthlessly put down by the navy underneath his authority”.

This, he famous, brought on the deaths “of hundreds of lives and the displacement of some additional 50,000 individuals.”

Shehu wrote: “You will need to stress to our companions and colleagues in the UK that not all who press them have one of the best pursuits of both democratic governance or peaceable coexistence in thoughts. For instance, the previous Nigerian Chief of Military Employees, named and quoted within the letter as a supply on navy issues, relinquished that place some 40 years in the past – in 1979.

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“He was final in a authorities place 17 years in the past in 2003 (as Minister of Defence). At the moment, non secular and ethnic riots erupted in two states of the federation, (2001 and 2002), these have been violently and ruthlessly put down by the navy underneath his authority, resulting in the lack of hundreds of lives and the displacement of some additional 50,000 individuals. He’s, subsequently, not a pure supply of stress for good governance.”

Shehu additionally accused the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) of embarking on a worldwide marketing campaign in opposition to Nigeria.

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“One other, signatory to the letter, is well-known to be related to the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, a Nigerian-blacklisted terrorist group. The IPOB is working a well known (source-of-financing-unknown) worldwide marketing campaign supposed to break the repute of Nigeria and its authorities so as to additional their reason behind “independence”. He jumped bail in Nigeria. He ceaselessly travels on a Nigerian passport however urged his supporters to burn their passports!

“The IPOB barely point out their goals of their publicity; neither do they point out that their very own management don’t declare to be Christian. But, their media and lobbying marketing campaign has centered near-exclusively on selling issues associated to Christianity in Nigeria, promulgating false claims {that a} authorities with 50 per cent of its cupboard and 50 per cent of its State Governors who’re Christian by some means works in opposition to Christians”, Shehu added.

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