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How Obasanjo Allegedly Contributed To Boko Haram Menace- Wole Soyinka

Nigerian playwright and poet, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has alleged that the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo contributed to the emergence and prevalence of Boko Haram.

Soyinka, while featuring on BBC’s Hardtalk, noted that Obasanjo’s failure to stop a Northern governor from creating what he termed “theocratic state contributed to the emergence of the terror group.

He said; “Obasanjo contributed to the emergence of Boko Haram by not preventing the first governor in one of the northern states from establishing a “theocratic state”.

Lamenting the level of insecurity in the country, Soyinka said President Muhammadu Buhari has also failed in dealing with the terror of marauding Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria.

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He insisted that Buhari was repeating the mistakes of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, who failed to deal with the Boko Haram menace.

The Nobel Laureate said the president failed to act because he was “compromised,” by his ambitions to continue in office beyond the second term limit.



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