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Senate to deliberate Danjuma’s ‘self-defence’ statement Wednesday


The Senate says it will on Wednesday begin deliberation on a statement made by retired Lt.General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma urging Nigerians to defend themselves from killers across instead of depending on the armed forces.

Retired Lt. General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma has urged Nigerians to defend themselves from killers across the country instead of depending on the armed forces

Danjuma who said this at the convocation of Taraba State University on Saturday also accused the military of complicity in the killings, especially in Taraba, where he said that the herdsmen were being aided in killing innocent citizens.

The Senate’s decision followed a Point-of-Order raised by Sen. Yusuf Yusuf (APC-Taraba) at plenary on Tuesday.

Yusuf pointed out that Danjuma raised fundamental issues that should be debated and investigated by the Senate.

But while considering Yusuf’s submission, the matter turned controversial when it was put to voice vote by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

There was initial confusion as to where the voting favoured, but Saraki ruled in favour of the “ayes”.

He said that the matter would be debated on Wednesday.


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