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Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Amotolongbo(f): 8:08pm On Feb 06
Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has warned that the conflict between herders and local communities across the country could degenerate into a civil war if not properly addressed.

Tension has been running high in recent weeks over the allegations that herders are responsible for killings and abductions in the south-west.

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, had in January ordered herders to leave the state’s forest reserves.

In the same vein, Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, a youth leader, had asked herders to exit Ibarapa local government area of Oyo, where attacks also occurred.

In a recent chat with BBC Pidgin, Soyinka said there is a need to ensure that the matter is settled amicably.

“My fear is that it could degenerate into violence that ends up in—I hate to use the word—a civil war unless we take action. I’m glad that governors are already dialoguing with groups like Miyetti Allah (cattle breeders),” he said.

“I’m also glad that they’re already discussing agreeing to obey the rules and that other groups are already liaising. I think we need to ensure they reach a consensus that will be fair to all parties.

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“We’re struggling against an enemy that believes in acting the way they please. They believe they have immunity or that nothing can happen to them. That is why, in my own state, you find a soldier taking the side of an enemy.

“They actually escort killers, rapists, raiders while flogging the victims. That wouldn’t happen if the people are conscious of the nature of their enemy and are encouraged to collaborate with the security forces.”

Soyinka noted he once observed the level of damage done to farmlands by herders while hunting with his colleagues.

He stressed the need to encourage increased d between the locals and security forces towards ending the crisis.



https://www.thecable.ng/soyinka-herders-farmers-crisis-could-lead-to-civil-war-if-we-dont-act/amp

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Agboriotejoye(m): 8:11pm On Feb 06
Wise words. Let all stakeholders beware.
A stitch in time saves nine.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by PrinceOfLagos: 8:12pm On Feb 06
Stop crying like a juveline old man

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Beface(m): 8:13pm On Feb 06
Fulani herders are very troublesome in the whole of Africa where their are found, their like harnessing lands that is not originally theirs. The worst part of it is that the Fulani in Nigeria are inviting others neighboring ones to come and harness land in Nigeria. As Colony and Ruga done failed them, those Vagabonds still want collect land by force.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by EnvelopeUs(f): 8:16pm On Feb 06
undecided

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Mattressdoctor: 8:20pm On Feb 06
Nothing will ha

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Mattressdoctor: 8:20pm On Feb 06
Nothing will happen. It will sort itself out.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by thebosstrevor1: 8:22pm On Feb 06
Government need to regulate social media.

Social media is the cause of all these problems.

Naive people write and post fake informations online to incite violence without knowing the consequences of their actions.

When you start to blame a particular group for all the violence in Nigeria, that group wont sit down and look in idle they will react in anger and violence.

People lives are at stake, a possible civil war will end in disaster for everyone.

Believe me, you don't want to lose your properties, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, uncles and aunties to war.

Neither will you love to see your hands and legs chopped and your sisters or mothers raped in your front because you come from a particular tribe.

War is evil.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by IKBARUTEN11(m): 8:26pm On Feb 06
By Gods grace, i go dy hear abt d civil war on C. N. N live from U. K

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Charmingrascal(m): 8:27pm On Feb 06
It is Buhari's open support for killer herdsmen and his insensitivity towards the victims of Foolani attacks that will lead to civil war.

It will get to a point when we will no longer be able to take Buhari's favoritism towards killer herdsmen that will lead to war.

Imagine sending his Fulani Police and Military to go arrest people who Foolani have victimized severally.


Buhari will start another civil war in Nigeria.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Charmingrascal(m): 8:28pm On Feb 06
thebosstrevor1:
Government need to regulate social media.

Social media is the cause of all these problems.

Naive people write and post fake informations online to incite violence without knowing the consequences of their actions.

When you start to blame a particular group for all the violence in Nigeria, that group wont sit down and look in idle they will react.

People lives are at stake, a possible civil war will end in diaster for everyone.


So what are you saying in essence.

That killer Foolanis should be pampered and locals should look away when Foolanis graze on their farms?

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Tumbulum: 8:28pm On Feb 06
thebosstrevor1:
Government need to regulate social media.

Social media is the cause of all these problems.

Naive people write and post fake informations online to incite violence without knowing the consequences of their actions.

When you start to blame a particular group for all the violence in Nigeria, that group wont sit down and look in idle they will react.

People lives are at stake, a possible civil war will end in diaster for everyone.

so the herders are not at fault right ? Its social media that is at fault right ? Oya stop open grazing so that you can prove us all wrong.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by thebosstrevor1: 8:30pm On Feb 06
Charmingrascal:


So what are you saying in essence.

That killer Foolanis should be pampered and locals should look away when Foolanis graze on their farms?

Let's imagine it is true.

What is your own solution?

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by thebosstrevor1: 8:31pm On Feb 06
Tumbulum:
so the herders are not at fault right ? Its social media that is at fault right ? Oya stop open grazing so that you can prove us all wrong.

Social media is part of the problem because people using social media spread fake news which incite violence

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by limeta(f): 8:31pm On Feb 06
If it leads to all fulanis out of Nigerians and hausa people getting back their land am up for it
Bring it on

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by omowolewa: 8:32pm On Feb 06
Okay
Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Patrioticman007(m): 8:33pm On Feb 06
Its a fact that those who beat drums of war, are its first victims when its starts.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by sapientia(m): 8:33pm On Feb 06
What else do you think Buhari wants?

He knows APC will die with him.

Maybe he wants Nigeria to end with him too.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by NwaNimo1(m): 8:34pm On Feb 06

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Enudapan: 8:34pm On Feb 06
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so unsophisticated

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by GBOKASINCHA(m): 8:34pm On Feb 06
It would only lead to annihlation of the useless race from futa jalon

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by DanielPop(m): 8:34pm On Feb 06
Ah! I remember the giddy days and fervor with which the Yoruba's campaigned for Buhari! How their girls would kiss his poster. How they did t-shirt aso-ebi's with Buhari and Osibanjo's picture where they were drinking sachet Milo tea! Ah those heady days! Days where the yoruba's poured online warriors all over the internet to sell buhari's candidacy, a man they dressed in borrowed garbs from the East and West but never in fulani attire!

A man they insanely loved to the point that they hated anyone who said otherwise and called them "thieves" or beneficiaries of PDP"looters." Yoruba imams, pastors and babalawo's praised and prayed consistently for Buhari and earnestly yearned for his leadership because, to them, he would rule with hate for corruption, nepotism, ethnic chauvinism and he would be a President for all. They cursed all in opposition and labelled them with all sorts, such was the hate emanating from the very top of religion/religious leaders. Indeed for all! Yoruba intelligentsia all lined up and outdid themselves with beautiful prose in awe of buhari!

You were hated in class, in the market, in church, in mosque, on the streets and in friendly gatherings if you dared speak against their messiah - buhari! Such was the love that friends cut ties, religious institutions blacklisted anyone who did not toe the buhari line. It was a complete wipeout of opposing voices of reason or call for closer scrutiny of the man they were selling! Even their revered poet body-shamed a fellow human being with the appellation - "shepopotamus." Such was the hate that it didn't matter the victim was a woman!

Ah Yoruba's! With all your self-proclaimed "sophistication" and "discerning nature" this is what you came up with? A monster that is devouring your people and spreading his tentacles to those that never supported the "leopard" who can never shed it spots? With all your intelligence, you never saw what blind bats saw? You forgot "words" or rather chose to forget "words" he spoke in front of Lam Adeshina when he openly threw statesmanship aside and batted in favor of "my people," the same people that are now throwing murder, rape, looting, kidnapping, mayhem like candies in all directions?

Haba Yoruba people! You have brought home ant-infested maggots but now complaining of the lizards visiting you? Truly, your refusal to learn from history but to be carried away by selfishness and unbridled desire for position caused all this. You were all swept away by your secret fantasies that Buhari will die and Osibanjo will become President! You were even wishing buhari death too, while extolling his "virtues." Ah Yoruba people, was Janus this two-faced?

Before you begin to insult me, let what I have written cause you to pause and ponder instead of your usual nature of attacking the story-teller who will not tell a story that excites you. Ingest this write-up to incite your thinking abilities and conscience. Let it inspire you to realise that you failed in your quest to use the emperor you installed as a pedestal to attain power. You did not only fail, you brought down the house on your head and that of your neighbors in the process!

Which ever road you travel from here MY YORUBA PEOPLE history has already recorded this event and it will forever remain not only as a deep scar on your conscience but is now your branding! In this 21st century and it's attendant technologies you have repeated the mistakes of Afonja. As you set about unravelling the knots with which you tied us all, let true (not insincere) fairness, equity and selflessness guide you! Ah yoruba!!!!!!

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by Ololanla: 8:35pm On Feb 06
PMB really wants to destroy this country before leaving.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by jawalis(m): 8:35pm On Feb 06
We want that war if it’ll divide Nigeria into 3 countries.

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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by nanauju(f): 8:35pm On Feb 06
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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by FreeSpirited: 8:35pm On Feb 06
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Re: Soyinka: Herders-farmers Crisis Could Lead To Civil War If We Don’t Act by TONIOI: 8:35pm On Feb 06
Una never see anything , u guys painted shiiit to look like bread and sold it to every one to eat , now u smell d shiit and u are complaining, plz accept what u have paid for .

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