Soyinka Blasts El Rufai For Sponsoring Killers Of 800 Christians In Kaduna, Says Religion Killing Nigeria

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January 13, 2017 – Wole Soyinka Condemns Kaduna Killings, Says Religion Will Kill Nigeria If Not Tamed 

Wole Soyinka Blasts Governor Nasir El Rufai For Sponsoring Killers Of 800 Christians In Kaduna, Says Religion Will Kill Nigeria If Not Tamed 

While delivering a lecture during the presentation of a book,  Religion and the Making of Nigeria, written by Prof. Olufemi Vaughan in Abuja yesterday, Nobel Laureate Soyinka warned that religion would ruin Nigeria if not curbed.

Condemning killings in the name of religion, the Nobel laureate stated,

He stated that the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, admitted sending funds to those who were responsible for the killings.

Soyinka stressed,

“What astonished me was not the admission by the governor but the astonishment of others at such governmental response to atrocity. There was nothing new about it. Has appeasement to religious forces not become a Nigerian face of justice and equity; first lethargy and then appeasement?

“Wasn’t Boko Haram’s Mohammed Yusuf a beneficiary of appeasement in a similar fashion?”

He stated that the Southern Kaduna killings had reminded Nigerians again that the monster always laid waiting to pounce under the guise of religion.

6 thoughts on “Soyinka Blasts El Rufai For Sponsoring Killers Of 800 Christians In Kaduna, Says Religion Killing Nigeria

  1. RELIGION IS not the problem of Nigeria, but Islam is—and is in deed the problem of the world in general. A world without Islam is very safe and sound.

  2. when this man pass the bill that Christians should hold crusade etc in Kaduna no body said anything, now that its causing people there lifes is when Nigeria we stand against it. Buhari knew about all these.

  3. Professor Wole Soyinka has brought to limelight the real threat to the unity of nigeria along both religious and ethnic line. It is deeply disturbing to witness the sharp rise in religious killings perpetrated by muslim fundamentalists and extremists in the northern part of the country. It is also greatly suspicious and highly questionable regarding the delayed condemnatory speech of Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El Rufai over the crime against humanity orchestrated by Fulani Herdsmen and their various accomplices. The premeditated mass killings of christians in southern Kaduna without any swift intervention from the state Government is a direct clue that Kaduna State Governor has some serious questions to answer the UN who has now opened an investigatory enquiry into the massacred. It really takes cast-iron stomach to view the pictures of the remains of the victims and the extensive destructions of christian churches and their place of dwellings stretching into several local governments area. The photos was released by former aviation minister FFK. Minor ones sustained a lot of deep cut to their lifeless bodies in the photos including women and elderly. I will urge the UN not to be swayed by any government figure in Kaduna State and they should ensure they fished out those who mastermind such mass killings which amount to war crime. Unfortunately,if their is no justice regarding the unjust killings of those innocent people , then that is a direct green light to christians in nigeria to arm themselves and be ready to defend themselves which is their constitutional right. Every citizen of Nigeria has the right to self defence under the constitution and christians will not hesitate to exercise their right against muslim extremists unless justice is serve to any muslim who kill because of region. This wickedness by muslims needs retaliation.

  4. FROM THE DEPTH OF MY HEART, AS LONG AS CHRIST LIVES, THIS MAN AND ALL THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THE KILLING WILL ALL SUFFER B4 THEY DIE IN JESUS NAME AMEN

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