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Saturday, 24 August 2019

Stop using security agencies to silence Nigerians - Soyinka Warns President Buhari

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The Nigerian Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has alleged that the President Buhari-led administration is using security agencies to silence Nigerians.

Prof. Wole Soyinka made this claim at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday. 

He said such a move only shows that the government is afraid and also reduces those running the government.

“It is important to send strong message to this government and to the security services to stop trying to muzzle people when they come together to exchange ideas.
“You’re reducing them as human beings and you’re also reducing yourselves as human beings, because it means you’re afraid to listen," he said. 

Speaking further at the event held on Saturday, August 24, Soyinka told Nigerians not to believe everything they read on social media.

“Be very, very careful what you believe even when you read such materials in social media or sometimes in newspapers because in this country, we have a most fertile multiplier effect.
“When somebody hears something, he puts it on the Internet, it spreads and industry begins as people start commenting on things which never existed.
“Sometimes on social media, you’ll even see trending quotes supposedly from me, with my name, my photograph, with statements which represents what those people want to say but lacked the courage to say it" he said. 

This is coming after security operatives sealed off the venue of a symposium where Soyinka, Falana and many others were expected to speak on the security issues ravaging the country. 


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