Herdsmen Invades Sole Soyinka’s House, Sparks Violent Reactions


​Professor Wole Soyinka has reacted to the invasion of his residence by Fulani herdsmen in the forest of Jegba Republic, off Kemta Housing Estate, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Nation reports that Soyinka described the invasion as threatening particularly because of the frequency.

According to the report, the herdsmen had been bringing their cattle to Soyinka’s residence in Abeokuta to graze andhad invaded on April 15 before being chased out by the professor’s domestic staff.
An unnamed staff of the professor said: “Baba was the one who first noticed that herdsmen were coming to this place to graze. He saw their foot prints and alerted us to.
“So, on April 15 the herdsmen came again with their cattle and the animals had moved very close to the building when we saw them and we quickly chased them away.”
The scholar disclosed this during a press conference at Freedom Park in Lagos on Friday, April 28. “My home is under invasion… From Imeko to Abeokuta is under invasion by herdsmen. The trespasses have been frequent and reported but government is taking security lightly,” Soyinka noted.

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