Lagos Black Friday: Nigerian Soldiers’ Behaved Like Boko Haram — Soyinka

NOBEL Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has likened Nigerian soldiers to the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram.

The literary icon, speaking on Saturday night at the grand finale of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, described as shocking, the alleged burning on Friday last week of some BRT buses on Ikorodu road, Lagos, by protesting soldiers.

Soyinka called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take up the matter.

“I demand the Commander-in-Chief to do something about it; example must be set. This is not the first time. We have had enough,” he said.

He further wondered why those soldiers considered their lives more special than those of the citizens, particularly in a country where people have continued to die through senseless acts of terror.

Describing the soldiers’ attack on innocent people as madness, Soyinka added that “Ola Rotimi wrote a play and called it ‘Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again.’ In this case, I will say our soldiers have gone mad again.”

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