Nigeria’s sovereignty taken over by armed groups, Soyinka says

Nigeria’s sovereignty taken over by armed groups, Soyinka says

- The federal government does not hold Nigeria's sovereignty if Wole Soyinka is to be believed

- According to the Nobel Laureate, criminals elements are the ones holding power in the country

- Meanwhile, he said all Nigerians are affected by the insecurity and it must be a concern for everybody

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In what will annoy members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has revealed that the nation’s sovereignty has been taken over by armed groups.

Soyinka said it is time for President Buhari to do more to stop criminal elements who threaten Nigeria’s security, Premium Times reports.

According to him, the presidency should not think that it could solve all these problems from Aso Rock.

Nigeria’s sovereignty taken over by armed groups, Soyinka says

Wole Soyinka has condemned the insecurity across Nigeria, saying the nation’s sovereignty has been taken over by armed groups. Photo: Olubiyo Samuel
Source: UGC

Going further, he said all Nigerians are affected by the insecurity problem because even the lowest citizens are now prime targets.

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He said:

“Instead of that, what do I hear? Somebody gets on the podium and say, ‘The sovereignty of this nation cannot be challenged.’ Please, don’t let us hear any more of that rubbish. The sovereignty of this nation is in the hands of the murdering herdsmen. The sovereignty of this nation has already been taken over by Boko Haram, it’s been taken over by ISWAP, it’s been taken over by those with absolutely no respect for what is called national integrity."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the year 2020 was a terrible year, according to Wole. The respected professor of Literature said the year came with many problems.

Going further, he added that Nigeria's case was worsened with the vacuum in the country's leadership.

He disclosed this at the Booksellers venue of the presentation of his new book, Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

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Soyinka said:

“With the turbulence that characterises year 2020, and as activities wind down, the mood has been repugnant and very negative.... As I had said before, you don’t believe, in many instances, that anybody is in charge. That, really, it is a parlous condition for any nation. So, I am afraid it has not been a very good year for me generally.”

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