Theophilus Danjuma, the Patriot, Has Spoken Very Well – Says Middle Belt Youth Council

(Below is the full text of press release made by the leadership of the Middle Belt Youth Council headquartered in Jos, Nigeria in reaction to a recent landmark statement by General Theophilus Danjuma (retired) asserting that the Nigerian Army colludes with Fulani Islamist terror groups in ethnic cleansing & mass murder.)

We are pleased to have the attention of Nigerians to this important press release. Given the current sad national developments, we wish to speak on some important national issues bordering on security in the Middle Belt and Nigeria at large.

It is very unfortunate that, in Nigeria today, maiming, killing, raping of helpless women, and destruction of property in the Middle Belt and other parts of Nigeria have become the chosen sport of Fulani herdsmen without any repercussive action by the Nigerian government. We have spent years now under this canopy of death in Nigeria with no hope to an end to this orchestrated plan of the enemies of Nigeria. We call on Nigerians not to think far about the enemy of this country.

We are very much happy that Gen Theophilus Y. Danjuma has made a landmark statement unfolding the key actors behind the genocide against innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen terrorists. The revelation came at the right time when President Mohammadu Buhari is playing lips service to this dastardly situation under his watch. He is presiding over a nation of people who live beside their graveyards as a result of the activities of this fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world. This mayhem does not matter so much to him because there’s no report, whatsoever, of any Fulani herdsman kinsmen of his being killed anywhere in Nigeria.

Christian Northerner is an oxymoron to Islamic jihadists

Theophilus Danjuma is a Christian from Taraba state in Middle Belt region of Nigeria. He obviously saw himself as a bonafide Northerner 50 years ago when he played a leading role in the North-led counter-coup of July 29, 1969. He now knows better, hence his current public pronouncements.

The statement of General T. Y. Danjuma is a welcome development that will save this country called Nigeria from total collapse. As a reputable national and international personality, General T. Y. Danjuma has given a sterling warning to Nigerians and the military to rise up to their responsibilities. This is because every citizen deserves the right to live. We strongly stand behind our father, leader and the leading light in the Middle Belt. It is very dangerous to live in a country like Nigeria where dangerous weapons are allowed in the hands of deadly people who do not value life.

We call on Nigerians from the Middle Belt and the South, and the progressive Far North to embrace this fact revealed to us to make things work for good in the best interest of the country. We are now really under siege to be de-oxygenated.

Also, more importantly, President Mohammadu Buhari should immediately dissolve his pro-Arewa security chiefs to reflect federal character where competent Service Chiefs from across the country will be involved. This will help avert the early sunset in the lives of many Nigerians whose lives are taken every day by Fulani herdsmen terrorist militia.

While we commend the giant efforts of Gen TY Danjuma for telling the home truth, we call on Nigerians to disregard any statement in the name of any Middle Belt group who are faceless cowards that are paid to disparage Middle Belt leaders through their reckless press comments. The Middle Belt is united under the current leadership of our amiable President of Middle Belt Forum, Dr. Bala Takaya. We have realized that some groups of people have been issuing uncouth statements in the name of Middle Belt, whereas we do not know where they come from, who they are and whose interest they are representing.

Middle Belt has come of age

Dr. Bala Takaya, President of Middle Belt Forum & former Head of the Department of Political Science at University of Jos.

We want to conclude this press release by once again saluting the General, Theophilus Y. Danjuma, who has been a precious gift to the nation and the world at large. Self-defense is a right of every citizen of the world not only Nigerians. There is no law that stops anybody from self-defense in any part of the world. Nigerians should stand up and defend themselves when faced with the attack by Fulani herdsmen because there is no government security that will give life after death. Our leader did not say that Nigerians should take up arms and kill innocent people like the Fulani herdsmen but rather to defend themselves in times of attacks. We should no longer allow our territories to be under siege. The experiences in Benue State, Plateau State, Adamawa State, Kogi State, Zamfara State, Southern Kaduna, Taraba State and some states in Southern Nigeria etc are reasons enough to rise up and defend ourselves.

If President Buhari is really serious about security issues, he should not waste time to probe his Service Chiefs and make the report open to Nigerians so as to save our dear country from this daunting predicament and whoever is found wanting, should be dismissed and prosecuted immediately. Nigerians did not vote you to preside over their deaths but to provide for their welfare, protect them, and be a father to all.

Thank you.

Long life Middle Belt Region

Long life “Federal Republic of Nigeria”


Emma Zopmal
President, Middle Belt Youth Council