Self Defence Must Be Done Within The Ambit Of Law, Says Presidency
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, has said that innocent citizens defending themselves when attacked must do so within the ambit of the law.
Shehu, who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s political programme, Sunday Politics, said this while responding to a statement credited to a former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), that Nigerians should defend themselves against the unending violence in some parts of the country.
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with you defending yourself in line with the law,” he said.
“The security services in the country will probably not be telling Nigerians to do nothing when they come and attack”.
Recall that Gen. Danjuma Rtd.) had on March 24 accused the military of complicity in the killings within Taraba, Benue and other “riverine states” in the country.
According to the former defence minister, during a convocation ceremony of Taraba State University, “The peace in this state is under assault. There is an attempt at ethnic cleansing in this state and, of course, in all the riverine state of Nigeria. We must resist it. We must stop it. Every one of us must rise up,”