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Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by ilofy(m): 1:37pm On May 24, 2018
Makurdi-
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has described the killings in Benue state as ethnic cleansing and urged the Federal Government to seek international assistance to curb the menace being carried out by marauding Fulani herdsmen nationwide. He cautioned and counseled Nigerians and the government to wake up and stop treating the ongoing killings as a ringworm but as a cancer. Prof. Soyinka spoke Thursday, during a courtesy call on Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi shortly after attending the 35th anniversary of Senator Suemo Chia’s novel, Adan Wade Kohol Ga, written in Tiv language. He said, “I don’t believe in false pride, if the government cannot cope, it should not shy away from asking for international help. “When human lives are concerned in their thousands and so on, as it was observed everywhere all over the world, those nations where our military has served before can come to our assistance, I think there should be no business of national integrity, national pride and so on. “People are dying, this government cannot cope, please just ask for international help and I know they’re ready and willing to come to our aid. “Just like refusal to recognise, and at the critical moment, the nature of a particular problem that has been the basis of the massacres going on in this region, especially Benue State. There’s no any other word for it. “Let’s not play around with the euphemisms. It’s no other word but ethnic cleansing. There’s no other definition for what has been going on here. And it’s very sad to me personally to see that a nation like Nigeria, with so much human talent, has failed to learn the lesson of the history of places like Rwanda. “It happened in Europe, ethnic cleansing in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and elsewhere, so it’s not a new phenomenon. And therefore we should have been able to learn from the experiences of others and stopped this thing before it became an epidemic which is what it is today,” he stated. Governor Ortom in his speech, stated that what was happening in the state was ethnic cleansing and Jihad. Ortom said, “this is not a hidden agenda, it’s known and those people who are perpetrating it did say it. They’re not hidden. They held press conferences, they came out and said they were going to resist our law, that they were going to do ethnic cleansing, it’s about Jihad, it’s about taking over the land, it’s not about herders and farmers clashes. “They said it clearly and it’s written and we have the documents and have reported them to the security agencies. I’m in agreement with you but as law abiding citizens, we don’t even have cutlasses to fight back. “We cannot use any weapon to fight back, we depend on the law enforcement agencies. Even the cutlasses that we used to have were taken over by security agencies. “Our dane guns the Inspector General said we should surrender them, including those that were licensed. So we are left in the hands of the security men. Those of them who are posted in Benue State are doing their best and they have been victims of these attacks too. “Several Police men have been killed in the course of this crisis. Soldiers and the Civil Defence are not spared. The State Service are not also spared. They have been killed and slaughtered like animals. “So, like you rightly said, this is not a matter of ringworm but real cancer. If there were any other word stronger than cancer, I would have said what is happening in Benue State is more than cancer. And like you rightly observed, it is our responsibility to rise up to defend the unity of this country and to defend our integrity as leaders.” The Governor commended Professor Soyinka for his solidarity and President Muhammadu Buhari for upgrading the military action in the state and expressed hope that the invaders would be flushed out.

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/05/seek-intl-help-end-killings-benue-nigeria-professor-wole-soyinka/
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by oshe11: 1:38pm On May 24, 2018
shocked


This guy should shut up and keep quiet



Supposed learned buffon chanting sai baba like a cretin
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by BankeSmalls(f): 1:41pm On May 24, 2018
Sure you didn't think about this menace when you were supporting APC in 2015?

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Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Omeokachie: 1:45pm On May 24, 2018
Prof, good morning sah! grin

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Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by CodeTemplar: 1:47pm On May 24, 2018
true.
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Paperwhite(m): 1:48pm On May 24, 2018
shocked grin grin cheesy Thought a well known certificateless ethnic bigot & Islamic supremacist was your hero back then
Woe betide you! Let Buhari wins his second time then the cleansing will extend to the SW.Sophisticated illiterate. angry

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Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Obinkuru: 1:51pm On May 24, 2018
everybody seems to b waking up from their sleep.. d juju don clear from their eyes

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Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Paperwhite(m): 1:58pm On May 24, 2018
"They said it clearly and it’s written and we have the documents and have reported them to the security agencies....

.....We don’t even have cutlasses to fight back. “We cannot use any weapon to fight back, we depend on the law enforcement agencies.

Even the cutlasses that we used to have were taken over by security agencies. “Our dane guns the Inspector General said we should surrender them, including those that were licensed. So we are left in the hands of the security men."


Thought you said "Benue people should protect themselves with stones" sad Keep on ass licking your own killers.

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Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by TheFreeOne: 2:39pm On May 24, 2018
Let’s not play around with the euphemisms. It’s no other word but ethnic cleansing. There’s no other definition for what has been going on here. And it’s very sad to me personally to see that a nation like Nigeria, with so much human talent, has failed to learn the lesson of the history of places like Rwanda. “It happened in Europe, ethnic cleansing in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and elsewhere, so it’s not a new phenomenon. And therefore we should have been able to learn from the experiences of others and stopped this thing before it became an epidemic which is what it is today,”
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by authehighness: 3:49pm On May 24, 2018
hatred for one man and a particular tribe,made a prof a zombie,am a wailer before but now am a hailer,bring on buhari till eternity nothing mega,we survived,we are surviving and will we survive

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Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by IGBOmarryme: 7:19pm On Jul 08, 2018
heheheheheheh huhuhuhuhuhu kikikikikikikiki i laugh in swahili.. In Ikemba Ojukwu's voice**** Soyinka Goodmorning grin...
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by cocolacec(m): 2:11pm On Feb 23
Hmmm which way Naija?
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Never4getU: 2:22pm On Feb 23
Always picked area of ur identity.. shallow!

BankeSmalls:
Sure you didn't think about this menace when you were supporting APC in 2015?
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by koms: 3:16pm On Feb 23


If a particular part of the body is suffering from cancer we resort to chemotherapy if it detected early, if the response is not convincing we use radiation to kill the cells and if still not working we results to surgery whereby the affected part is cut off.

Cancer is perfect appellation for Marauding Fulani Herdsmen, they can not be handled with kid gloves. The worse part is they're illiterate and never trained to obey law.
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Gondonu: 3:19pm On Feb 23
Paperwhite:
shocked grin grin cheesy Thought a well known certificateless ethnic bigot & Islamic supremacist was your hero back then

Woe betide you! Let Buhari wins his second time then the cleansing will extend to the SW.Sophisticated illiterate. angry
Truth ever said.Nigerians were warned but parochial sentiments took over.
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by West1side: 3:35pm On Feb 23
Was your father thinking of boko haram Odi n Saki biam from 1999 while he supported PDP. Follish igbo always trying to make foolishness out of everything online.



BankeSmalls:
Sure you didn't think about this menace when you were supporting APC in 2015?
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by jlinkd78(m): 3:39pm On Feb 23
Hatred for one man GEJ made a highly celebral and respected Prof to align with a well known ethnic jingoist and irredeemable tyrant
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by CodeTemplar: 3:40pm On Feb 23
BankeSmalls:
Sure you didn't think about this menace when you were supporting APC in 2015?
This is 2018 news.
You need to know that pushing PDP out doesn't equate to installing APC. there are other parties and candidates out there. Stop being a bad loser.
Re: Soyinka To Ortom - Killings Are Ethnic Cleansing - Vanguardngr by Samunique(m): 3:41pm On Feb 23
oshe11:
shocked


This guy should shut up and keep quiet



Supposed learned buffon chanting sai baba like a cretin

Guy when will you move on from this and face the matter at hand?

Biko, this is 2021 naa !

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