Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, with his versatile knowledge and global exposure, thinks Nigeria may no longer keep pretending to have the capacity to contain insuregency especially the Herdsmen that have proved to mere herders of cattle. Soyinka thinks it has to be a global fight. This at last shows that Nigeria is now a battleground for Islamic insurency.
Details; Soyinka has advised the federal government to seek assistance from the international community to end the killings by suspected herdsmen and other security challenges.
Soyinka made the call while speaking in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, during the 35th anniversary of ‘Adan Wade Kohol Ga’, a novel written by of Suemo Chia.
He described the killings in Benue and other states as ethnic cleansing, saying “there is no other word to describe it”.
“If the government cannot cope, it should not shy away from asking for international help.
“People are dying, this government cannot cope, please just ask for international help and I know they’re ready and willing to come to our aid.
“Instead of treating the country of its cancerous disease rather, it is ringworm that is being treated.
“The killings that are taking place in Benue and other states are targeted at ethnic cleansing and there is no any other word to describe it than that.
“We have to come together to probe the ugly situation so that the impunity which is going on in the country for long will stop.
“If the President had visited any community where lives were lost due to the killings perpetrated by the armed herdsmen and give warnings, the killings would have stopped since.”