Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has described the wanton arson and killings perpetrated by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), operating in the Southeast by killing policemen, setting INEC offices on fire as brother of Boko Haram.
Professor Soyinka, in a statement he issued in the wake of Twitter ban in Nigeria, said that the militants are not genuine liberators.
“I hold no brief for those who resort to burning down police stations, slaughter their occupants simply for the crime of earning a measly monthly pittance, torch electoral offices, assassinate politicians in calculated effort to set sections of the country against others in the promotion of their own political goals. These are largely nihilists, psychopaths and/or criminal lords, soul mates of Boko Haram, ISWAP, Da’esh and company, not to be confused with genuine liberators. “All over the world, throughout history, elections are denounced, boycotted, and generally delegitimized without recourse to wanton butchery,” Soyinka said.