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Calls on FG to Tender an unreserved apology to Sunday Igboho.... NOBEL Laureate Wole Soyinka has said that leadership of the Miyetti Allah should have been arrested before the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Soyinka said this during an interview with BBC pidgin published on Monday while speaking on the response of the Nigerian government to secessionist agitations in the southern region of Nigeria. When asked about sentiments shared among some Nigerians that the Federal Government was prompt to clamp down on secessionist activists than banditry, Soyinka said they were right to say that there had been an ‘unbalance, unequal irregular approach to security enforcement’ in Nigeria. “Miyetti Allah should have been arrested ages ago, long before Buhari declared Ipob a terrorist organisation,” Soyinka said. The Nobel laureate said a state governor had passed a law banning open grazing, but the leadership of Miyetti Allah threatened him and carried out their threats, but they were never questioned. He also urged the Nigerian government to stop pursuing and apologise to a Yoruba Nation campaigner Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. Soyinka further said the Nigerian government would be ‘embarrassed’ if Igboho was made to stand trial in court because the former acted in a ‘criminal fashion’ by invading his residence. “My advice is not so much to Igboho, but to the government. They should stop pursuing this person as a criminal because they (government) have begun by acting in a criminal fashion against him. “If and when Igboho comes to trial, I bet this government would be very embarrassed. I think they should just tell Igboho, look we made a mistake, we should not have acted in this way, you are no longer wanted. Please go back to your home, in fact escort him home quietly and let him resume his normal life,” Soyinka said. In the same time, the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu was intercepted by the Nigerian government to continue his trial before the court over his activities in IPOB. Before Kanu disappeared in 2019,following the invasion of his house by the DSS, he was arraigned on an 11-count charge, 8 -of which were struck out remaining three

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