Retired Gen. T.Y Danjuma, a former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff on Monday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The meeting between Danjuma and Buhari held behind closed doors at the State House in Abuja.
What was discussed between the two leaders was however not made public as Danjuma did not speak to State House correspondents on the outcome of his meeting with the president.
However, it will be recalled that Danjuma had previously accused Army Troops of colluding with armed bandits to attack Nigerians in many parts of the country. He alleged that troops were on an ethnic cleansing mission.
The retired general accused the army of “bias”, saying it has failed in its responsibility of securing the country from attacks.
“The armed forces are not neutral. They collude with the armed bandits. They kill people, kill Nigerians. They facilitate their movements, they cover them,” Danjuma said.
“If you depend 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 the states of Nigeria.
“I ask everyone one of you to be alert and defend your territory, your state. You have nowhere else to go.”
The former minister said the killings in the country must stop, or else “Somalia will be a child’s play”.
Danjuma described Taraba as a “mini Nigeria” and said the peace of the state is under threat.
“Taraba is a mini Nigeria with diverse ethnic groups living together peacefully, but the peace in this state is under assault,” he said.
He said Nigerians must unite and resist any attempt that would frustrate the unity of the country.
Danjuma’s last known visit to the State House was over three years ago.