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BREAKING: Soyinka Narrowly Escapes Herdsmen Attack In Abeokuta

…SMBLF Kick, Warns Buhari Of Dire Consequences If…

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen on Wednesday besieged the Abeokuta residence of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka.

The attackers stormed the residence at about 1pm and caused a scare before they dispersed after the police was called in to intervene.

The attack is coming just days after Soyinka in an interview with BBC warned that the failure of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to nip the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the bud could trigger another civil war.

Reacting to the development, the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), in a statement, said the attack was enough evidence to people still living in denial about the intention of criminally-minded herdsmen and those shielding them.

The group warned that any attempt to harm Soyinka will have dire consequences.

The statement jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin, South West; Chief Guy Ikokwu, South East; Senator Bassey Henshaw, South-South and Dr. Isuwa Dogo, Middle Belt read, “Hours after Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka warned this country that the activities of Fulani herdsmen could lead to a civil war and urged president Buhari to denounce them clearly to show he is President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, the herdsmen stormed the elder statesman residence in Abeokuta around 1 pm on Tuesday and caused serious scare before the Professor called in the police.

“It is a painful development that herders will not even give a scant regard to a man of Soyinka stature in their madness let loose on Nigeria with no authority to call them to order.

“If there are people still living in denial about the intention of these criminals and those shielding them, there is no further evidence than this.

“We do not know what they have that they are playing this roulette but we are sure when a blind man says we have to settle this stoning ourselves, it is either he is stepping on or clutching one.

“We also want to warn them of the implications of hurting a man like Soyinka with the fragile unity of the country.

“Let President Buhari know that these criminals are working hard to make him the last President of One Nigeria.”

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