Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was acting like former President, Goodluck Jonathan in his handling of the activities of Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria. While insisting that the President is handling the continued killings of farmers with kids’-glove, the poet pointed out that Jonathan did same with Boko Haram, leading to its subsequent escalation. The Playwright wondered why the Buhari-led government had not considered some of the suggestions which stakeholders recommended as a solution to the crisis.
In an article on Wednesday, titled ‘Impunity rides again through killer herdsmen’, Soyinka stated that the herdsmen have declared war against Nigeria. He recalled that afte,r “a hideous massacre” perpetrated by the herdsmen in 2016, a security meeting was called and the cattle rearers “attended the meeting — according to reports — with AK47s and other weapons of mass intimidation visible under their garments”.