Speaking at the first convocation ceremony of the Taraba State university, General T.Y Danjuma, who was conferred with honorary doctorate degree urged Nigerians to rise and defend themselves.
According to General Danjuma:
“Taraba is a mini state. It is a mini-Nigeria composed of various ethnic groups living together reasonably peacefully. But the peace in the state is under assault.
“There is attempt at ethnic cleansing in this state(Taraba) and of course the Riverine states of Nigeria, we must resist. We must stop it. Everyone of us must rise up. The armed forces are not neutral. They collude, they collude, they collude, with the armed bandits.
They kill people, kill Nigerians, they facilitate their movements; they cover them. If you are depending on the armed forces to stop the killings you will all die one by one.
The ethnic cleansing must stop in Taraba state; must stop in all states of Nigeria, otherwise- Somalia will be a child’s play. I ask everyone of you to defend your country, defend your territory, defend your state.
You have nowhere else to go; you have nowhere else to go.
GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY”.
-General TY Danjuma