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Killings: What Soyinka discussed with Gov Ortom in Benue

Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has again called on the International Community to intervene in the incessant herdsmen killings across the country to avoid a repeat of the Rwanda genocide in Nigeria.

Soyinka also called on government to provide military responses to halt the killings which he described as ongoing ethnic cleansing in some parts of the country.

The Nobel Laureate disclosed this while leading a delegation of Association of Nigerian Authors to a meeting with Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday at the Government House in Makurdi.

According to him “The Federal Government is treating the killings like a ‘malignant tumour with vaseline’.

“We call for a quick military response, backed by the international community which can effectively end the herdsmen menace across the country.”

Professor Soyinka further described the federal government’s response to the killings by suspected herdsmen as an ethnic cleansing agenda, which was being treated with levity.

The Nobel Laureate’s visit to the state is coming days after two Catholic Priests and 17 parishioners killed by suspected herdsmen, were laid to rest.

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