Renowned Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has condemned the Boko Haram sect, describing it as a worse menace than the Biafran war, which led to the death of many Nigerians.
In an interview, Soyinka spoke about a
supposed prediction that the Nigeria would split by 2015 by saying that the terrorists were indeed enemies of unity but were not likely to make the country disintegrate.
Soyinka blamed successive governments for allowing religious fanaticism to undermine Nigeria’s broadly secular constitution, starting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo allowing some states to declare Sharia law in the early 2000s.
He however admonished the government to do more in order to restore peace to the country and help safe lives of the innocent Nigerians.