Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, have called on Nigerians to defend the sanctity of their ancestral land.
In a communiqué jointly issued and made available to newsmen after the visit of the Ooni to Soyinka’s home in Abeokuta on July 4, 2019, the duo said:
“The colonial contraption known as Nigeria cannot survive another upheaval in the nature of the civil war of Biafran secession.
“All efforts must therefore be made to anticipate and douse socio-political flare-ups that advance the chances of a recurrence of such a conflict, no matter how reduced in scale, its devastating effects on Nigerian humanity, and erosion of the prospects of continuance as a cohesive entity.
“We must stress that the present development is not new. Numerous times, voices have been raised, and resistance mounted against the evolution of internal heirs to external colonialism,” communiqué stated.
Recall that the Federal Government in Wednesday announced the suspension of the controversial Ruga settlement project to help tackle herdsmen and farmers clash after many Nigerians reacted against the plan.