The Supreme Council for Shari’ah has today 27 March, advised the federal government to prosecute TY Danjuma, a former minister of defence, after they accused him of treasonable felony.
The council made this statement in reaction to Danjuma’s statement at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University.
Recall Naija News reported that the retired general had asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, saying the armed forces have been biased in its responsibility of securing the country from attacks.
The council, however, are not pleased with the Danjuma’s statement.
In a statement released today, Yusuf Rigachikun, Kaduna state chairman of the council tagged Danjuma’s statement as unguarded from a retired army general.
“The recent call by General T. Y Danjuma on the citizens to take up arms to defend themselves and the accusation of the Nigerian armed forces colluding in the killing of Nigerians is quite unfortunate,” the statement read.
“It is pertinent to note that for a person of his calibre to openly call on citizens to take up arms because of demilitarisation being carried out by the Nigerian Army is a call to anarchy and also a call to treason and treasonable felony.
“The council calls on the federal government to invite, investigate and prosecute the general for such a most unfortunate statement in the presence of students who are known to be volatile and prone to youthful exuberance.
“His action poses a threat to the peace and stability of the state and is a crime against the state. The prosecution of the General will go a long way for the culture of impunity not to threaten the cooperate existence of Nigeria.”