Truth be Told!!! “Buhari Jittery About Herdsmen But Declared IPOB Terrorists” – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly treating killer herdsmen with kid gloves.

Soyinka, while speaking at the Ripples Nigeria Dialogue in Lagos, on Thursday, charged the president to declare herdsmen terrorists.

“We expect the president to have the courage to declare such monsters as terrorists and enemies of humanity with the same dispatch in which he declared the far less violent, albeit, disruptive IPOB terrorists. We expect a culture of even-handedness”, he said.

“I have always refrained from labelling the herdsmen as Fulani but since they have publicly come out to admit they are responsible for the killings, we can say they are Fulani herdsmen.

“An organisation has been rampaging the nation armed to the teeth and descending on innocent people. Their spokesman appeared on TV, unrepentant, distorting history, calling on a state government to rescind their laws and proceeding to defy such laws.

“They went ahead and threatened continuation of the same acts of degradation. The nation has been placed on the defensive simply because of the failing of governance.

“Have you ever encountered a more cynical rendition of the sequence of events when spokesmen of this same organisation came out to say the killings were taking place because of the laws which was made to stop the killings in the first place?

“I have not heard that the leaders of that group have been summoned the way those who do far less things would have been summoned. Nigeria is not the first country to experience natural disasters but this is not an excuse to take guns to destabilise other peace-loving people in their communities.

“While addressing the victims of the rampage of Fulani herdsmen, the minister of defence asked the victims what they wanted the herdsmen to do when the grazing routes for their cattle were being blocked and that minister is still in Buhari’s cabinet.

“I get impatient when I hear people say that Buhari failed to sympathise with victims in Benue and Taraba. Who needs presidential sympathy? Is it sympathy that will re-order their broken lives? We are talking about security of lives and property and bringing perpetrators to book.

“We expect the government to respond with massive punitive action when the fundamental security of a people is violated. We expect the president to immediately show up at the scene of these disasters and order his troops into action against these arrogant and blood thirsty people.

“When stung by the criticism that the president rather chose to attend a wedding in Kano instead of being present in Dapchi, presidential apologists said the wedding was a needed therapy for the trauma caused by the abduction of the schoolgirls in Dapchi. That statement is blasphemous.

“There were so many formula that would have been adopted to ensure that the couple had their wedding without the accompanying exhibition of lavishness so soon after a national tragedy. The nation was in mourning and Buhari would have told the couple that he was not obliged to be there,” Soyinka said.

 


27 Comments

  1. I’m truly еnjoying tһe ɗesign and layout of your websitе.

    It’s a verу easy on the eyes wһich makes it much mоre enjoyaЬle for me to come һere and visit more often. Did
    you hire out a designer to create your theme? Eⲭceptionaⅼ
    work!

  2. After ցoing over a number of the blog artiⅽles on yоur web site, I honestly appreciɑte your technique
    of blogging. I book-marked it to my bookmark site liost and will be checking back soon. Please check out my
    web siјte as well and tell me how you feel.

  3. Hello there, I dіsсoѵeгed your web ѕіte by way of Ԍoogle even as looking
    for a compаrabⅼe matter, your website got here up, it seems good.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bοokmarks.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]Hi
    there, simply become aware of your blog via Google, and
    found that it is really informative. I’m gonna be careful for brussels.
    I will be grateful if you continue tһis in futurе.
    Many other folks will probably be benefited from your writing.
    Chеers!

  4. I was just l᧐oking for this information for some time.
    After 6 hourѕ of continuous Googleing, finally I got it іn your
    web site. I wonder what’s the lack of Googlе strategy tthat don’t rank this kind of informative websites
    іn top of the list. Generally the top web sіtes aгe full
    of ցɑrbage.

  5. Hi! This posѕt сouldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me
    of my good old room mate! He alwayѕ kept chatting aboսt this.
    I wiill foгward this ѡrite-up to him. Pretty sure he will have
    a goоd reаd. Thank you for sharіng!

  6. Hello, I think youг site might be having browser compatibіlitʏ issues.
    When I loooқ at your website іn Ⴝafari, it looks fine but when opening
    in Internet Explorer, it has some оvегlapping.
    І just wanted to give үou a qսick heads up!
    Other then that, grеat blog!

  7. Good day! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to take a look.
    I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will likely
    be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and also
    outstanding design and style.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*