TY Danjuma Declares Nigeria a War Front, Urges Citizens to Stop Killings

Gen. Theophilus Danjuma declares Nigeria a "war front" and "laughing stock" due to rampant killings, urging Nigerians to restore peace and security to attract foreign investors.

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TY Danjuma Declares Nigeria a War Front, Urges Citizens to Stop Killings

TY Danjuma Declares Nigeria a War Front, Urges Citizens to Stop Killings

Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd), a former Minister of Defence, has declared that Nigeria is a combat zone and an embarrassment to the world. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2024 Nwonyo International Fishing and Cultural Festival in Ibi, Taraba state, Danjuma appealed to Nigerians to stop killing each other and make the roads safe to attract foreign investors.

Danjuma, who was the chairman of the event, stated that Nigeria has devolved into a war zone where citizens are murdering one another, and that no sane foreign person would come to the country to celebrate if the violence and insecurity continue. He urged Nigerians to put their house in order and stop being a "laughing stock to the whole world".

"Nigeria has become a total disgrace and source of ridicule to the rest of the world due to the incessant killings and kidnappings plaguing the country," Danjuma lamented. "Nigeria is regrettably at a 'war front' and 'theatre of absurdities' that leaves a sour taste in the minds of people globally."

The elder statesman called on Nigerians to restore the country's reputation at the global level and warned that no sane foreigner would want to visit Nigeria in its current state. He emphasized the need for Nigerians to fight insecurity, give peace a chance, and learn to live together in harmony.

Why this matters: Danjuma's remarks highlight the dire security situation in Nigeria and its impact on the country's international reputation and ability to draw foreign investment. The ongoing violence and insecurity not only threaten the lives of Nigerian citizens but also hinder economic growth and development.

Adamawa state governor, Umar Fintiri, described the festival as a cohesive element among the neighboring states, and Taraba state governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, said the festival was revived to showcase Taraba's rich cultural heritage to the world. Both governors expressed their commitment to ensuring justice, peace, and development in their respective states.

Danjuma emphasized that the festival showcases the state's traditional values and serves as a platform for promoting unity and understanding among diverse communities. However, he warned that the goal of making the festival truly international cannot be achieved if the killings, butchering, and unsafe roads continue.

Key Takeaways

  • Gen. Danjuma declares Nigeria a "war front" and "disgrace to the world".
  • Danjuma appeals to Nigerians to stop killings, make roads safe for investors.
  • Nigeria's reputation and ability to attract foreign investment are hindered.
  • Governors commit to ensuring justice, peace, and development in their states.
  • Danjuma warns that festival's international goal cannot be achieved amid insecurity.