Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka decorated as Super Marshall of Amotekun, Photos Drop

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka decorated as Super Marshall of Amotekun, Photos Drop

- Wole Soyinka was on Thursday, April 1, given a ceremonial recognition as Super Marshall of Operation Amotekun in Ogun state

- The Nobel Laureate was decorated with some emblems of the Corps during the inauguration of the security outfit

- This is coming a month after Soyinka's property was invaded by herdsmen in Abeokuta

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Professor Wole Soyinka has added another feather to his cap following his installation as Super Marshall of the Ogun State Security Network known as ‘Operation Amotekun’ in the state.

The outspoken literary icon was decorated by the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, April 1, after the inauguration of the state’s wing of the security outfit.

This was made known in a series of tweets via the official Twitter handle of the governor @dabiodunMFR and sighted by

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Soyinka dressed in a white shirt, black trousers, and Amotekun regalia was presented with the insignia of the corps.

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka decorated as Super Marshall of Amotekun, photos drop
Governor Dapo Abiodun decoratess Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka as Super Marshal of the Amotekun Corps in Ogun state. Photo credit: @dabiodunMFR
Source: Twitter

During the event, the professor opened up on the invasion of his Abeokuta home and how sensitive materials were carted away by unidentified burglars.

Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun also commissioned scores of patrol vehicles and motorbikes to aid the operations of the officials in the state.

The governor said the outfit was not meant to compete with other security agencies, but to further strengthen the security apparatus of the state.

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Earlier, reported that Soyinka said his property was invaded by herdsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The Nobel Laureate in a statement on Thursday, February 11, accused the police of lying when it said only one cow strayed into his compound.

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He said when the invasion occurred; he was then driving out of the property but had to come down and join his men in chasing the cows off the property.

In another news, Soyinka has expressed concern over the high rate of insecurity in the country, saying he does not believe President Muhammadu Buhari is in charge of the country.

He made the statement when during a programme on Arise TV. Soyinka said happenings in the country shows Buhari does not understand the gravity of the farmer-herders crisis.


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