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Prof Soyinka laments state of insecurity, says Buhari can no longer cope

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Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has lamented the rising level of insecurity in the country, noting that many Nigerians go out unsure they would return home safely.

Soyinka, a Professor who spoke in Lagos on Thursday, said that he believes the country needs help to tame insecurity.

“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.

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“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,” Soyinka laments.

“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.”

He also accused the youth of not ready nor prepared for change, saying the “youths of this nation don’t seem to want to take their destiny into their own hands.”

While recalling that he was part of the move for youths to present a consensus candidate during the 2019 election, he lamented that such did not materialise.

“Well, they failed to do that and I have a fear that this same thing will happen this year,” he stated.

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