Thursday, 15 March 2018

Declare Herdsmen as Terrorists, Soyinka tells Buhari

Nobel Laurate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to designate Fulani herdsmen as terrorists. He gave the advice at this year's edition of the Ripples Nigeria Dialogue an annual conversation that tackles critical national issues. He also spoke against the proposed Hate Speech Bill which pro posses capital punishment for hate speech.

“Life has become so trite, so cheap, that a group of supposedly rational, intelligent people in this world, especially a world that is trying to get rid of its degrading punishment called capital punishment and they come and decree hanging, No, they’re not going to hang anybody.
“They just want an instrument to silence people. It is ironic of course that I should call Nigerians to resist this law,”
Prof. Pat Utomi; former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi; human rights activist, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi and Dr Reuben Abati also partook in the conversation.

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