Insecurity: Wole Soyinka Asks FG to Seek Help Because the Country Is at War

Insecurity: Wole Soyinka Asks FG to Seek Help Because the Country Is at War

- The Nigerian government has been asked to seek foreign help over the insecurity situation

- He said this following the killing of three students from Greenfield University

- Specifically, the Nobel laureate said the country should not pretend about the situation

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A clear message has been sent to the Nigerian federal government. The message was sent by no other person than Wole Soyinka.

The Nobel laureate the federal government to seek foreign assistance in tackling insecurity in the country, The Cable reports.

Insecurity: Wole Soyinka asks FG to seek help because the country is at war
Soyinka has called on the Nigerian government to seek help in fighting insurgency. @WSoyinkaCentre
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Soyinka made this known in a statement he issued on Sunday, April 25, Punch Newspaper added.

He said this while referring to the killing of three students abducted from Greenfield University in Kaduna by gunmen.

He said the country should not youths to “serve as ritual offering on the altar of a failing state”.

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Going further, he said the government should face the issue of insecurity squarely.

In another report, Nigeria's immediate past chief of defence staff, Abayomi Olonisakin (rtd), said that he predicted the invasion of forest by bandits years ago.

The former CDS made the statement during a special thanksgiving service held in his honour at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Sunrise Parish), Ode-Ekiti, Gbonyin LGA of Ekiti state.

According to Olonisakin, he conducted a survey while in office which revealed that bandits would invade forests across the country to wreak havoc.

Also, Olonisakin said that the country’s next warfare and crisis will be in the forests.

He made the disclosure on Thursday, February 18, during his screening for an ambassadorial position at the National Assembly.

The retired general explained that under his leadership the Nigerian military had been transformed from being inexperienced in asymmetric warfare to building enormous capacity.

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Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed no administration in the history of Nigeria has done more for Nigeria than the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was stated by the acting national chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni on Tuesday, April 20 in Abuja.

Buni, who is also the Yobe state governor, made the comments at the maiden edition of the media interactive session of the APC Professional Forum.


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