Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Sunday lamented the growing challenges posed to the security of Nigerians by herdsmen, saying President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to find a solution to them, has eroded all the achievements of his administration.
Soyinka added that the carelessness and negligence of the Buhari’s administration to the herdsmen menace has led to the death Nigerians in hundreds.
The Playwrights and author Kongi Harvest, made this known at his serene Ijegba residence tucked inside a forest beside Ilugun – Itoko community, behind Kemta Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Octogenarian spoke when he hosted 85 pupils drawn from all the six-geopolitical zones of the country to mark his 85 birthday.
He said: “Look at what is happening today, how is it possible for me to say for instance that I am proof this government, it is been negligent, look at what is happening with the cattle all over the place. That is a security issue which should never have reached this level.
“I am sure that carelessness and single act which has resulted in hundreds of people been killed in their farms and their farms also taken over; it has wiped away a lot of the positive achievements of the government.
“It is an issue that is so serious and which concern the welfare of you and me that any carelessness or any failure there is totally unforgivable and unpardonable.
“It is not that one like to criticize for the sake of criticizing, NO!, it is just that we believe that there is a minimal level which any government which has been elected to power must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people."
CREDIT: THE NATION