Don’t threaten Danjuma, Northern group, ACF, warns Niger Delta militants

February 3, 2015 1:17 pm

The northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum has
warned ex- Niger Delta militants, , , Boyloaf and
others to desist from threatening former Minister of Defence, Gen T.Y
Danjuma rtd following the ex minister’s recent call for their arrest
over their recent remarks that will be ungovernable if president
Jonathan loses the Presidential

The militants had warned that they would destroy the assets
of the former minister in Niger Delta if he fails to apologize for
calling for their arrest.In a statement released and
signed by the ACF’s National Publicity Secretary ,
Muhammadu Ibrahim yesterday February 2nd, the ACF warned that it would
not accept any threats from anyone on a man who they described as an
elder statesman who fought for the unity of Nigeria.

“ACF and
indeed all Nigerians hold Gen T.Y. Danjuma, former Chief of Army Staff
and Defence Minister in high esteem, as a revered patriot, elder
statesman and a philanthropist of repute who fought for the unity of
Nigeria and has continued to play this fatherly role even in his old
age. ACF will therefore not accept any
threat to his person or business assets or to any law-abiding citizen by
any group or individuals in the name of militancy. ACF wishes to remind the Niger Delta
militants that President Jonathan did not ascend to his present position
through threats and intimidation, but rather through democratic means
of canvassing for votes without any form of molestation throughout the
length and breadth of Nigeria in 2011. The same process the President and
other candidates vying for the office shall go through to emerge as
Nigeria’s President in 2015 and not through intimidation, threats and
ultimatum. ACF therefore views such threats and
intimidation by the ex-militants as an affront not only to Gen. Danjuma
but an attack on a democratically elected Federal Government of Nigeria,
over which President Jonathan presides. It is also an open challenge to the
nation’s security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police Force, the
Department of State Security and even the Nigerian military that are
responsible for maintaining law and order and any form of internal and
external aggression against Nigeria. ACF hereby calls upon the Federal
Government to urgently take necessary steps and contain this emerging
threat to national security by Niger Delta ex- militants to avert any
ugly consequences.” the statement read

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