As patron of cattle breeders association, call your boys to order, Soyinka tells Buhari

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By Aiyeku Timothy

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the cattle breeders association to order as their patron.

Soyinka, who made this claim while urging Buhari to publicly renounce the activities of killer herdsmen across the country asked the president to order the Army to back Nigerians in fishing out killer herdsmen.

Speaking on what he is expecting from Buhari, Soyinka said: “Address the nation in a very stern, unambiguous terms.

“Say openly, yes, I know I am the patron of the cattle rearers association, etc.

“I am a cattle rancher myself, it is a business and I run my business on business terms.

“I do not run my business by killing people. I do not run my business by raping, displacing, torturing and I don’t run my business by occupying land that does not belong to me.

“Whatever comes to you for illegal occupation or for trespassing in other people’s property is your business.

“And I am ordering the Army, I am ordering all the security forces to back citizens’ efforts in flushing you people out.

“I expect nothing less even at this stage.

“This is the language I expect from President Buhari and as long as that language does not come, I must consider him quite complacent with what is going on because the buck stops at his desk.”

Soyinka, therefore, expressed fears that if the president fails to act fast, the satiation in the court might become messier than expected as he urged for quick action in tackling the situation.

The past few weeks witnessed intense crisis between herders and farmers across the country which has led to the loss of lives and properties.



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