According to report reaching oyogist.com, Nigerian Noble Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called on the Nigerian government to seek for external help in combating the growing rate of insecurity.
Prof. Woke Soyinka, made this known while featuring on an Arise TV programme, stating that the country had reached the “stage of desperation” and the government should be willing to “pay people to come and help us.”
The Noble Laureate also berated the roles of some Northern Governors for negotiating with terrorists saying, “You don’t appease evil; we are dealing with evil, there is no other word, we are dealing with the proliferation, the enthronement of evil in the society. And unfortunately, we have encouraged its manifestation, its proliferation, its entrenchment.
“So, let them get away with the issue of sovereignty. If they have to pay people to come and help us, then call them whatever you want. Please go ahead because we’ve reached that stage of desperation.
“But I will prefer a general mobilisation in which people are trained, farmers especially are trained to work with the hoe in one hand and the gun in the other hand, ready to protect their lives, their harvests and the rest of us.
“We are not unique, history is full of those situations…I will like to see a national mobilisation. Let’s be practical.”