Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has revealed that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari needs help to tame the rising level of insecurity in Nigeria.
Soyinka made this known on Thursday during a media briefing in Lagos.
“This government needs help, it no longer can cope,” he said.
“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.”
Soyinka, who noted that the problem has been lingering for a while, blamed the judiciary, impunity, and others issues for contributing to the problem.
“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.”