Danjuma, family sources were quoted as saying, fell seriously ill that he had to be flown out for medical care abroad.
He is expected to return to Nigeria on Tuesday after his treatment abroad Family sources are however, not sure of where he exactly he has been flown to for treatment, but Sahara Reporters says there are strong indications that he might have been taken to Germany.
It quoted a close friend of Danjuma’s wife Daisy as saying that General Danjuma only had a slight malaria for which he is receiving treatment in the UAE.
The source claimed Danjuma is expected back in Nigeria on Tuesday, November 29. The retired military officer, who has served in various capacities in government and also in the oil industry, is one of Nigeria’s richest retired military general.
It will be recalled that following the failure to end violence in the Niger Delta despite various efforts by the current administration, President Muhammadu Buhari just recently mandated retired Lt Gen Theophilus Danjuma to help in this regard.
Danjuma was Chief of Army Staff between July 1975 and October 1979 and is now heading the Niger Delta Riverine Protection Programme to end the continued spate of bombings in the oil-rich region of the country by agitators.