Theophilus Danjuma, former defence minister, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of “allowing foreign invaders” into Nigeria for the purpose of recolonization.
Danjuma accused the military of losing their ability to attack in the face of territorial encroachment by foreign forces.
“The whole country now is being overrun and one very clear thing that is happening now is that these foreign invaders are destroying everything and our government allowed them to come into the country,” Danjuma said in Wukari, Taraba state, on Saturday, October 22.
“As a soldier, my training teaches me that the best defence attacks. Right now we are all sitting ducks and these people are armed to the teeth with weapons of mass destruction.
“They are trying to recolonise us and take over our land. This country with the largest population of black men is being brought to ruin by absolutely useless criminals,” he alleged.
In 2018, Danjuma accused the military of colluding with terrorists to attack unarmed citizens.
He also urged Nigerians to take up arms in self-defence, a move which was rejected by the presidency.