Thursday, February 11, 2021

My dad's house not attacked by herders, Soyinka's son says

Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, one of the children of the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Wednesday debunked rumour on social media about the alleged attack on his father by Fulani herdsmen.

 The young Soyinka said in a statement he circulated on social media that the story was not true.

It would be recalled that some social media platforms published a story that “Prof Wole Soyinka’s house was attacked last night by Fulani hoodlums and miscreants to assassinate him because of his numerous truth to power and particularly, because of his recent News Interview where he spoke truth to the Presidency especially advising Buhari to come out openly and denounce the Fulani herdsmen dastardly acts of violence in the Southern parts of Nigeria”. 

But Dr. Olaokun Soyinka in the statement said the story was nothing, but fake. He said “this is not true, please do not circulate further and help to debunk it”. 

“It is an attempt to encourage discord. Although some cows were spotted, neither Prof or his house was attacked by anyone”. “I have confirmed this today (Wednesday 10th) directly myself from him”. 

“Kindly do not fall for this attempt, whatever the motive, to further inflame this problematic situation”, he concluded.


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