Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday, declared that the international community was duly obliged to wade into the security situation in the country, saying the Federal Government has failed to fulfill its obligation under the United Nations Charter to which Nigeria is a signatory.
According to him, he was calling for the intervention of the international community at this stage because he does not want what was going on now to become the new normal in Nigeria.
Soyinka also urged the government of Republic of Benin to immediately release Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (a.k.a Sunday Igboho), insisting that he has not committed any crime. Addressing journalists at Freedom Park, Lagos, Soyinka said somebody calling for a separate state does not deserve to be called a criminal, as long as it was done peacefully and within the law.
“You don’t criminalise such action. I am appealing to the government of Republic of Benin, why are you keeping this victim in prison? What crime did he commit against your state? He should be released and let him go about his business that was interrupted unjustly,” he said.
According to him, Igboho has not committed any crime in this nation and to ask for his repatriation is adding salt to injury.
“They went to the man’s house, destroyed his property, chased him to the wilderness. The security services committed criminal acts against him by raiding his home at 2.00 am, killing two of his people and claiming they found weapon in his home. Who will believe that cock and bull story?” he queried.
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