Home News Soyinka to Buhari: Confess you are the Patron of Herdsmen Association

Soyinka to Buhari: Confess you are the Patron of Herdsmen Association

69
SHARE

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent action against  killer herdsmen.

The Don said this during an interview with BBC Pidgin.

He said that it is high time he renounced the notorious activities of the killer herdsmen.

Speaking on what he is expecting from President Buhari, Soyinka said: “Address the nation in a very stern, unambiguous terms.

“Say openly, yes, I know I am the matron of the cattle rearers association, etc.

“I am a cattle rancher myself, it is a business and I run my business on business terms.

“I do not run my business by killing people. I do not run my business by raping, displacing, torturing and I don’t run my business by occupying land that does not belong to me.

“Whatever comes to you for illegal occupation or for trespassing in other people’s property is your business.

“And I am ordering the Army, I am ordering all the security forces to back citizens’ efforts in flushing you people out.

“I expect nothing less even at this stage.

“ThiEDs is the language I expect from President Buhari and as long as that language does not come, I must consider him quite complacent with what is going on because the buck stops at his desk.”

Nigeria has been experiencing crisis between herdsmen and farmers across the country.