Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has slammed the Federal Government over the invasion of the residence of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, and the manner of the re-arrest of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Soyinka, who spoke on Monday during an interview on BBC Pidgin, said instead of declaring Igboho wanted, the government should apologise to him for the “criminal” act of attacking his home.
He said the activist’s mission of fighting for the oppressed in the South-West was not wrong in the absence of government intervention.
“My advice to the government is that they should stop pursuing this person as a criminal because you have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him.
“If and when Igboho comes to trial, I guarantee you the government will be very embarrassed.
“I think they should tell Igboho, ‘We made a mistake, we should not have acted in this way, you are no longer wanted, go back to your home’. In fact, escort him to his home and let him resume his normal life,” he added.
The playwright also faulted the Federal Government for not describing AK-47-wielding herdsmen as terrorists waging a violent insurrection against the Nigerian State.
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