Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has on Monday, said that there will be a “huge squawk” in the country, if the truth dares to come out about how the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government actually re-arrested the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu,
He said this in an interview with BBC Pidgin.His exact words: “It is not for me to tell the President to prepare itself, because it is going to be a huge squawk, when the truth about how Kanu was arrested comes out. People are alleging this or that. That is one phase whether Nigeria has acted outside international law.
The second issue, however, has to do with Kanu’s conduct outside the nation. There is been a level of hate rhetoric which has been unfortunate, from Kanu. Hate rhetoric is an issue that can only be judged by the laws of any nation.“Was it right ‘to have been kidnapped?’ You can say intercepted as much as you want, but I think Kanu was kidnapped.
That is wrong internationally and morally.“The government cannot wash itself clean on what seems to be a kind of comparative energy in pursuing the destabilised forces in the nation.“If we take ourselves back, once when I threw a challenge to Buhari, what I expect from a true Leader is to issue an order, give a deadline that any illegal occupant of any villages, farms, is given 48-hours to quit, after which the mighty forces of the nation will be unleashed on them. It was ignored.“Years later, he came to say, ‘we will respond to these people in the language they understand’.
This is what I expected him to have said years ago, at the beginning of the insurgency.“Their Leadership, the Miyetti Allah, should have been arrested years ago, long before IPOB was declared a terrorist organisation.“So people are right to say there has been an unequal and irregular approach to security and enforcement in this nation.”More news later…