HERDSMEN COMMENT: It’s shameful Buhari still keeps this defense minister
Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka is of the opinion that President Muhammadu Buhari should have by now sacked Nigeria’s Defence Minister Alhaji Dan Ali over the incessant harassment of innocent citizens by military personnel for no just cause.
Soyinka made the comments at the maiden edition of the Ripples Nigeria Dialogue held in Lagos on Thursday.
He condemned the minister for his comments on why communities blocked grazing routes, and expect herdsmen not to react.
Soyinka also wondered why the government has also failed to tag the herdsmen as terrorist as it did to other groups.
Others at the Ripples Nigeria Dialogue moderated by Reuben Abati are former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi and Dr. Akiyode Afolabi.
Soyinka lamented that the excuse of some herdsmen for invading some communities in the south is that the Lake Chad has dried up.
He noted that Nigeria is not the first country to experience natural disasters, and that this is not an excuse to take guns to destabilize other peace loving people in their communities.
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