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Insecurity: ‘Buhari Govt Needs Help, Can No Longer Cope’ – Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has lamented the alarming rate of insecurity in Nigeria, saying“this government needs help, it no longer can cope.”

He spoke on the sidelines of a media briefing held in Lagos on Thursday, regretting that many Nigerians go out unsure they would return home safely.

“It has been going on for years and I don’t know if the citizens of this country should live under such a cloud, such uncertainty: get up in the morning and you don’t know if you would get back at night,” he said.

Soyinka, who said the problem has been lingering for a while, blamed the judiciary, impunity, and others issues for contributing to the problem.

He said, “There has been laxity; there has been the encouragement of impunity; there has been compromise even within the judicial so that cases are not solved in time and seem to be solved very objectively,” the literary giant explained.

“There has been, of course, the sieving of money intended for the military to combat insurgency whether of the religious or the secular kind known as banditry.

“So, it is a multi-level situation and it did not begin just now. If we don’t keep stressing that, we would never get to the root of the problem.”

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