“Apologies to Sunday Igboho” – Wole Soyinka tells FG
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, have asked the Nigerian government to apologise to Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.
Soyinka, in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on Monday, said it is not criminal or illegal for anyone to express intention to leave any federation.
He gave examples of people who left a federation or a union to form or join another state including the Bakassi people of Southern Nigeria who seceded to Cameroon.
He also condemned the ‘midnight’ raid carried out by the Department of State Services at the Ibadan residence of the activist.
Reacting to the weapons the DSS confiscated during the raid, Soyinka, said “the position of the government, saying that the ‘existence of these weapons’ at Igboho’s residence, proved that he was planning war against the state, was simply deliberate to conflict issues’.
Meanwhile, Soyinka, faulted the Federal Government for also not describing AK-47-wielding herdsmen as terrorists who are waging a violent insurrection against the Nigerian state.